Date: 2009-09-24 17:40:34 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: A protein debate, not a food type debate
--- In email@example.com, Sukie Crandall <sukie@...> wrote:
> 1. Phosphorous reduction for chronic kidney disease which can be done
> by carefully modifying diet (for example removing organ meats and
> substituting in high quality protein sources that are comparably low
> in phosphorous like egg) but is more easily done by reducing protein.
One of my ferrets - Sienna, 8 years old, relinquished a year ago by someone with devastating family problems has just been diagnosed with kidney disease (don't have her blood chemistry - forgot to copy it at the vet's). I'm subcuing her twice a week to begin with, and have Epakitin and the Aludrox binder to add to anything I hand feed her. She previously had surgery (insulinoma). I give her chicken baby food twice daily (she's on Prednisone 2.5 mg - 1/2of 5mg tablet - twice daily and diazoxide 0.2ml twice daily).Would it be better to mix egg (scrambled?) in with the chicken when I give her the meds? She gets 10 mls of chicken at each medication. she's still eating kibble -TF for older ferrets mixed with the turkey?flavored TF.
I don't know if the Gerber's has organ meats from the chicken, or if the Gerber's chicken has more phosphorus than egg. Anyone have thoughts on this?
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