Date: 2009-12-21 14:25:58 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re:Immediate Ulcer Help Please! and Emergency Supplies
To: "FHL FHL" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
My heart goes out to you for Austin. I wish you the best in pulling him through this!
You don't mention what you're feeding him, but I just wanted to add in more thoughts for liquid foods you can syringe in his mouth (with hopefully least discomfort possible). Trying any of the following thinned down with water and warmed slightly may help.
Carnivore Care supplement (available at most vets)
Science Diet (or other brand) A/D (a canned moist high protein food) also avail at most vets
Baby meat food
Ferret soup mixes (ie Uncle Jim's Soup by marshalls at pet stores, or online homemade versions like Diane's Dry Dook Soup and Ping's Porridge)
Kibble soaked in water and blended as last resort
Warm wishes and best of luck!!!!!!!!
Wishing for you Austin!!
Sidenote to fhl and welcoming other ideas:
These are good items to have on hand for when a ferret gets sick.
We also keep electrolyte powder (for dehydration), children's benadryl (for allergic reaction), glucose gel (for insulinomic emergency episode)
I would love to hear what other people suggest to keep on hand for ferret emergencies
[Reminder for readers:
The FHL member vets like the FHL members to be reminded
that syringe feeding needs to be taught hands-on by a vet
or vet tech to learn how to avoid the risk of aspiration
pneumonia from inhaling the sludge. The poster sounded
like this happened, of course, but I'm just letting any others
know that this is among the skills that are best learned with
professional help. -- Moderator]
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