Message Number: SG5883 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "Roger Vaughn"
Date: 2003-08-26 15:24:46 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] is Echo trying to tell me something?
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Echo is probably just still fighting with his ulcers. They can take a
long time to heal completely, much longer than a month. Just keep
treating him and watching him carefully for any more changes.

Many ferrets, once introduced to daily baby food, refuse to go back to
that "yucky kibble" willingly. Echo is just being typical here.
Kibble is too rough for his stomach right now anyway. You will want
to keep feeding him baby food for a few weeks *after* he seems healed
for his stomach to finish healing, or you risk a relapse. Once you're
ready to switch him back, just take it gradually and pull out all the
tricks. Hide some kibble in his baby food, soften the kibble with
water, mix softened kibble with the baby food, etc. Give him more and
more kibble and less and less baby food until he has made the switch

I've personally found that a mix of baby food and chicken gravy makes
a good, well-accepted food for sick ferrets - and it's not *nearly* as
expensive as baby food alone. Your mileage may vary!

I'm not a vet.