Message Number: FHL12427 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2010-11-02 20:12:54 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Yet another medication that animals must NOT be allowed to lick from skin or otherwise ingest
To: fhl <>, Ferret Mailing List <ferret-l@LISTSERV.FERRETMAILINGLIST.ORG>

Hormonal replacement creams and some anti-aging creams have been
mentioned before.

So have products with lavender or tea tree oil since both are
estrogenic though the potential risks are not as great for these.

Now, there is at least one type of skin cancer cream for which such
warnings are out:

Remember that ferrets are descended from the dog branch of carnivora
and a number of things that are poisonous to dogs are also poisonous
to ferrets.

In part:
> "5-fluorouracil cream is extremely toxic to dogs, for unknown
> reasons," said Dr. Nicholas Snavely, a dermatologist at the
> University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and a co-author of the
> report on the case. "Very small doses will send them into seizures
> and they die-and people don't know about this."

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)
On change for its own sake: "You can go really fast if you just jump
off the cliff."
(2010, Steve Crandall)


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