Message Number: SG14236 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2005-06-05 23:15:09 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] RE: question about diet for seniors
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> ferret. It contains whole, raw fruits and vegetables, which ferrets cannot
> digest. Raw, whole carrots, apples, and potatoes, could cause a fatal
> blockage at worst.

Thank you so very, very much for looking that up, MC! I had no idea that food has those chunks in it; we don't feed it.

We sure hear of way too many blockages here, too many fatal, and many with the the animals requiring emergency surgery and careful care for recovery. (In our own experience blockage removal is a more complicated surgery than many of the other operations.) Blockages are NOT the sort of problem a person would want to invite.