Message Number: YG984 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Danee DeVore
Date: 2001-03-09 15:19:00 UTC
Subject: Re: STAT

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., wolfysluv@a... wrote:
> Hey this all won't bore me....I'm more confused than ever. LOL
> I think Kat was asking (and so am I at this point), is STAT
something we
> should be giving our ferrets instead of nutrical or with nutrical,
or what?

This is just my humble opinion, and I am not a medical professional...

I use Nutri-cal or Nutri-stat as an occasional treat. I veiw these 2
products as a useful supplement for healthy ferrets. Kind of like a
dessert that is good for them.
STAT or Dyne I reserve for use with sick or stressed ferrets. They
are very high calory, but mostly from fats. They will keep an animal
that won't eat on its own alive, and will provide some energy to an
animal that is very sick. They do not provide what would be
considered good ferret nutrition, though.
When I was breeding ferrets, I used an Ensure Plus/Science Diet AD
mix with some STAT to supplement my nursing jills during the first
few weeks. Now that I have ADV+ ferrets, I use this same type of
mixture on my Hershey when he goes into one of his wasting
stretches. Also, if I have a ferret that is very sick and not
eating, I would use this mixture. I would not use STAT or Dyne in
place of Nutri-cal as a treat, although, if I was out of STAT, and
had nothing else, I would use Nutri-cal for a sick ferret.
I hope this helps.