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From: Sandy Adams
Date: 2002-02-17 22:35:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: Question on BG---Insulinoma!

I've had really good luck with feeding my insulinoma kids "soup" 3x's per
day... I really think it's what helped my Cassiemonster live almost 2 years
with insulinoma (and yes we had pancreatic surgery done but symptoms came
back and I was too chicken to have another surgery done).. i think that
sometimes with the insulinoma they don't feel real well and the soup is
enticing enough to get them to eat... and when they eat regularly it keeps
their blood sugar steady..

MHO only :)

Sandy & The Adams Family Ferrets
Ferret Hospice & Waystation of Oklahoma

----- Original Message -----
From: "Angela Espinet" <shelterwoman@y...>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2002 9:16 PM

> Hello Danee,
> Just thought I should mention that when giving
> pred. it should always be given with food and babyfood
> is an excellent choice, as it is easily assimilated
> and digested, that way the ferret will obtain the
> needed protein to level off the blood glucose quickly!
> Your ferret should still be eating her kibble of
> choice inbetween, so the babyfood should not upset the
> 'applecart' so to speak! It is harder and slower for
> her to get the needed protein into her system by
> eating just kibble alone, when stricken with
> insulinoma! Just like a person with low blood sugar,
> they need protein to keep the sugar elevated!
> Hope this helps and she continues to thrive---Angela.
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