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From: Caitlyn Martin
Date: 2003-08-18 02:46:08 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Perfect Ferret Food?
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All nine of our ferrets are now anywhere from five to nine years old. I
asked out vet about changing their food. We feed a mix of Totally
Ferret (blue bag) and either Zupreem or Mazuri, using Bob Church's
Chicken Gravy as a supplement (except for Pertwee, who gets a lot of it
for medical reasons) and I wondered if we should move to Totally Ferret
Senior mixed with one of the other senior formulas. Our vet said no.

He told me that it used to be believed that you had to reduce protein as
the ferrets got older, but now, unless there is a kidney problem that
isn't the current wisdom. My two nine (or nearly nine) year olds are
doing well on their current diet and he doesn't want to change a thing
for them.

All the best,
Caity and the non-stop nine