Date: 2009-12-16 22:20:53 UTC
Subject: Deslorelin and Low Sugar Re: [ferrethealth] Digest Number 1727
In a message dated 12/16/09 8:10:26 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
Can ferrets react to the Suprelorin implant, especially as quick as Kobi?
Or are Kobi and also Piper just coincidences?
**I would say that Piper being diagnosed with lymphoma certainly is
coincidental, and I suspect that Kobi's low sugar also is - at least to the
deslorelin. However, I would consider the possibility of the anesthetic having
triggered the low sugar (I do not anesthetize ferrets when giving the
implant, by the way, and the majority of them give a small flinch, then keep
licking at their treat). It is, always, possible for any animal to have an
allergic reaction to anything, but I have not seen any issues with the
deslorelin implants and would consider that to be very far down the list. Could
happen, I suppose, but very rare IMO.
I have implanted a number of ferrets with insulinoma - have never seen an
issue from the deslorelin causing low sugar.
Save lives - spay or neuter your pet.
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