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From: RIErickson
Date: 2001-10-09 11:17:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Insulinoma & Food

Hi Judy:

I also have a girl that has insoluma. I give her prendisone 2 times a day 3cc and she is like a new ferret. I also when I give her the medicine,
give her some turkey baby food as this is easily digested and she really likes it. I think that Brandy is over six. Ask your vet if you can give it
to her 2x a day. My vet said that the ferrets do very well with this medication. Wish you luck


Judy Powell wrote:

> I have read so many interesting things on this list; I'm just in awe of how
> knowledgeable so many ferret owners are. I've got a simple question, I think.
> I have a 7 year old litlle girl who had surgery for insulinoma about 14
> mos. ago. She bounced back obviously feeling better than she had in
> years. I took her back in about a month ago because she has been showing
> signs of it's return. Her blood sugar was really low even tho she had
> eaten recently. Having been on 2.5mg. predisone every other day since
> surgery, we increased it to every day, but he said that's about all he can
> do. When that doesn't work, it's just time to let her go.
> I can deal with that as long as I know I'm doing all I can to keep her
> quality of life OK. She eats Iams Original Cat Food & gets a bit of
> chicken baby food with her medicine. I know to make sure she eats often,
> but even after increasing the pred., she's constantly restless & looks
> uncomfortable like she's in some kind of pain. Not sure if it's relevant,
> but she seldom bothers to find a "litter' corner anymore (we have papers in
> several corners around the house).
> Is there anything else I should be feeding her that would help regulate the
> blood sugar problem? I do have Nutri-Cal but only use it when she really
> needs it. Should I give that to her on a more regular basis maybe?
> Judy