Message Number: FHL3026 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "Sukie Crandall"
Date: 2007-11-13 17:40:59 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Medicating Fuzzy!

BTW, quick tip:

If a pill is COATED then you can count on at least one of
these or something similarly important to consider:
1. The pill ingredients need to be shielded until they
reach the stomach so use something that will protect
short term from water and from saliva.
2. The pill ingredients may irritate tissues (and the
same things that help avoid exposure to saliva may help
in this case if the irritation is mild enough)
3. The taste may be incredibly bad

When we have had to use such meds we have given them
in oil based gels as long as that is considered permissible
for that specific med; if not then we get them compounded.
In the FHL Files section is a list of compounding pharmacies,
many of which ship, and here is info on that specialty:

Oh, another tip: never use a laxative to get a med to go in
unless you want to risk it coming out without a chance of
being absorbed. ;-)

Remember: some meds can't be given with water and some
can't be given with oils without damaging their effects...

Sukie (not a vet)

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