Date: 2010-02-24 19:29:46 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: How much to feed a ferret?
Weighing is a good idea. It also can help
spot fluid loss and impending dehydration.
(BTW, dehydrated ferrets often fail to eat, too.)
Hopefully, the poster took my suggestion to
check the FHL Archives. MANY health
questions already have their answers right there.
It is too bad that no one who did check the archives
posted with the information. Our service is still up
and down in our home so I could not before and
hope that this window of service is sufficient.
(Good, I found many to help and some have further
links to help. Hopefully, this ferret is under the care
of a ferret vet now.)
and some others from Mike and others also have
have answers for baby food and some of those
quality ferret kibbles say right on the bags.
have NINE YEARS of information to help people
and they are not hard to search. It just takes
Here is more info to help:
And from a resource which is among the FHL
Always remember to avoid syringe feeding when
other approaches will work and that syringe
feeding must be learned hands on from a veterinarian
or a vet tech because done wrong (or if the ferret
gasps at the wrong time) food can be inhaled and
aspiration pneumonia (which can be fatal) can result.
I am more concerned about the CAUSE of the
lack of eating and if this ferret has been to a
ferret veterinarian because some causes can be
rapidly fatal if not treated in time. Waiting too
long can get past the window during which safe
surgery can be done for some, for example.
Sukie (not a vet)
Recommended ferret health links:
all ferret topics:
"All hail the procrastinators for they shall rule the world tomorrow."
(2010, Steve Crandall)
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