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From: Caitlyn Martin
Date: 2005-11-01 18:15:15 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] is furovite any good?


> as some of you may know, my bandito is hypoglycemic.
> i've read some articles saying to give him
> supplements such as vitacal or nutrical which both
> happen to be for dogs or cats. i found a product
> called furovite by marshall, does anyone know if
> this is a good substitute for these?

You do want the ferret-specific Nutrical by Tomlyn.
As Lisa pointed out The Ferret Store at does carry it. PetSmart
just discontinued it but many of their stores do still
have it on closeout at a truly miniscule price ($1.29
per tube). It may be worth checking any PetSmart
stores in your area.

Our original vet recommended either Nutrical or
Ferretvite but when it came down to it the one he had
in his office was Nutrical. I use Nutrical in my Bob
Church's Chicken Gray (see As a treat for
Nyssa (who is seven and a half years old, in the late
stages of lymphoma, and very underweight) I do give
Ferretvite simply because she likes the taste better
and anything that gets extra calories into her at this
point is good.

As you pointed out, FuroVite is Marshall's competing
product to 8-in-1's Ferretvite. You may want to check
the formulation to see what the differences, if any,
are. I doubt it could do any harm but... vets do seem
to prefer Nutrical.

The usual disclaimer applies: I am not a vet nor do I
play one on TV. I am just a moderately experienced
ferret owner.

All the best,
Caity and the fantastic five

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