Date: 2004-04-18 18:36:30 UTC
Subject: RE: Another Gastric Ulcer Question
Oils/fats are digestible and they take some time to digest so unless they are given at levels beyond what a ferret ca digest (which can result in runs and in little bird seed looking balls of lipids) oils won't help with furballs.
The reason that petroleum jelly is the base in furball meds is because it is not digestible. Since it passes through unchanged it drags fur along with it.