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From: Melissa Bell
Date: 2010-08-23 15:25:37 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Baking soda questions

I know that in humans using sodium bicarbonate (aka baking soda) to correct
pH problems such as acidosis in diabetics is NOT recommended except in very
extreme cases, and then it should only be done with close, careful
monitoring (in a hospital setting).

Melissa Bell, 3rd year pharmacy student
ETSU Gatton College of Pharmacy

[Since this post appeared I have heard from
someone who had a ferret hurt by a
dental product which did not contain other
items poisonous to ferrets -- though some
do such as xylitol (very poisonous for some
pets), or fluoride (toxic if high enough).
Therefore, the baking soda was known to
be the cause, and the symptoms were
known ones for too much baking soda.
CHECK LABELS and even keep ferret
products out of reach if they have anything
that is harmful in quantity.

Luckily, that ferret survived.

-- Moderator]


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