Message Number: SG14494 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2005-06-25 00:40:35 UTC
Subject: Re: food ingredients
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Yes, the apples, carrots, broccoli, and tomatoes
are unnecessary and inappropriate for ferrets.
These are not part of a 'natural diet' for ferrets (or for
cats). Rice and potatoes may not be good as the carbohydrate
sources either. Both have a high glycemic index, which
may increase the risk for insulinomas.
Even worse could be the garlic. Garlic and
onions can cause problems in cats (anemia) and
likely in ferrets too.
Lamb as a protein source may be low in taurine.
I would give this food a "thumbs down."
Hope that helps,
Jerry Murray, DVM

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