Message Number: SG7239 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "Sue Liszewski"
Date: 2004-01-02 00:17:12 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Re: Diabetes and vaccinations
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Your Vwery Welcome and hope things even out. Just a note, ferrets are
carnivores much like cats (but usus even require higher protein levels), and
there is now an insulin back on the market just for animals called PZI. It
is found to be far more effective in managing some and might be a good
option for your ferret. It is best to only have to give insulin twice daily
but some need it more often. If you consider removal with local do it while
it is still small since it would be easier. Yes if that second adrenal is
acting up then it will be the cause of her dysregulation (ferrets are hard
enough to regulate and it doesn't help). If surgery is not an option (and
sounds like it is not) find a way to control the hormone levels and Lupron
would be a good bet. Diet, keep the carbs down and it should help (this is
helpful for both insulinoma and diabetes). Best of luck to you and let me
know how it all turns out. (if you would rather then you can email me

Dr. Sue

>Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Re: Diabetes and vaccinations
>Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2004 11:00:02 EST
>Thanks so much for your reply. We are using Humulin L. Have used U also.
>Slinky's tumor is on the top side of her right front leg. So far it hasn't
>to bother her and she doesn't bother it. It bleeds every now and then
>she has hit it on something. It hasn't grown in diameter much, about the
>of one and a half erasers, but it's getting taller. Slink is an extremely
>ferret, makes checking BG and giving shots easy!, so I'll talk to the Dr.
>about a local anesthetic. I had told the Dr. also that it had been
>mentioned on
>the FHL that Lupron shots sometimes help to get a diabetic one under better
>control but we hadn't done the TN panel yet. I'll talk to the Dr. about
>that too.
>Slink has had her left adrenal out. You also mentioned diet. I leave out
>high protein kibble that I got at the Atlanta Ferret Symposium but for the
>most part Slink eats Bob Church's recipe with a couple modifications.
>Thank you again so much for responding. So many great people on here who
>share their time and knowledge. Very nice.
>Happy New Year!
>Most sincerely,
>Tiffany, Slinky and Cindy
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