From: "Jackie DeCarlo"
Date: 2009-04-26 23:18:40 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Need help with IBD
A couple of months ago one of my ferrets had a very bad time with his IBD to the point his projectile poops were landing on my other ferrets..since he is blind and near 7 yrs old he couldn't make it to the litter box in time... he was losing weight at a fast rate, very lethargic and I was cleaning him several times a day. I was giving him sub q's a couple times a day along with Prednisolone, Imuran and of course pumpkin and slippery elm (in between his meds several times a day)and hand feedings. I changed his diet to PURINA ONE FOR SENSITIVE SYSTEMS at times making this into a duck soup for easier eating . This above combo was keeping him going for awhile. He was scheduled to see the vet in a couple of days with the possiblity of letting him go but determined not to see this happen. A good friend of mine told me about "Bio Sponge Paste" she got from her vet for her IBD guys. If I didn't do anything right now I don't think he would of made it to the vet. Well, needless to say
I tried this and the next day he was on his way to having semi formed stools (I will take that!!!) He started putting on weight, eating on his own and of course drinking on his own! When his appt came he looked really good and all the vet said was to keep doing what I was doing!!! I have another IBD guy who is now having the same problem and I'm using the left over of the Bio Sponge till my order comes in... I am using the same treatment as above and he is starting to feel so much better also... BIO SPONGE PASTE is in a 15cc syringe and I just give about 1/4" strip in his duck soup. This is an intestional absorbent and has done the trick for my 2 guys who I personally think would not be here if not for this.. Hope this works for you.. You can do a search on BIO SPONGE PASTE and read up on it. You need to look at the feline version of this since they have the horse version which I haven't compared the difference yet. This has worked for my guys but it may not work for ot
hers but it's worth a chance.
> My ferret Willy has very severe IBD.
[ It took a while to find the ingredients but they are
Ingredients: Di-Tri Octahedral Smectite and Filtered Water
(a clay product)
Now I just wish someone would say WHICH university,
what researchers, and which species were tested, as
well as who paid for the test...
By knowing the ingredient I found these in Pubmed:
oleander toxins, 2009, livestock, not sufficiently useful
horses, post-op diarrhea, 2008, useful
horses, 2008, absorbed Clostridium perfringens exotoxins
horses, 2003, bound a range of toxins -- see article for types
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