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From: "Tressie"
Date: 2008-07-08 10:24:21 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Diarrhea, still and again

Hi Andrea,

This suggestion has been posted by others on the FHL before but will
mention it again - adding PURE pumpkin (NOT the pie filling) to his
diet will help with firming up the stool. It would have to be added
to a supplemental liquid duck soup mix of some kind given at least
once a day. A plop of pumpkin on his kibbles wouldn't go very far..

I have a 4 year-old sprite who has had a similar pattern since last
fall. Round of antibiotics -improvement - reversal - repeat. Blood
work, number of stools samples analyzed, ultra-sound, aspirite
biopsy, etc. Still don't know exactly what's going on. She also has a
chronically swollen large mesenteric lymph node [7 cm. (not a typo)
which was biopsied].

Adding pumpkin to her diet (one heaping tsp. per day) has stopped her
loose stools. Of course it isn't dealing with the underlying cause
(i.e., hyperplastic lymph node)but it is allowing her to maintain her
weight and keep her energy up.


--- In, Andrea <brascoben@...> wrote:
> Yes, another infamouse diarrhea question again.=A0 I'll try to be
> ...=A0
> I've tried the pro-biotics.=A0 I've tried Imodium.=A0 I've tried a
bland diet.=A0 Vet suggests an ultrasound next, but says it wont really
give him any clear course to follow.=A0 He says it will tell if his
intestines are inflamed and how much.=A0 I asked about a stool Culture,
but says since Gus has already been on a few antibiotics, doesnt
think that will help.=A0
> =A0
> So, several hundred dollars later, I still dont have any answers,
and once again, Gus' poops are in the form of big seedy pieces,
totally runny and loose.=A0 He's otherwise active and eating and
drinking normally.
> =A0
> I would really really appreciate any ideas if anyone has any.
> =A0
> Thank you!
> Andrea


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