Message Number: FHL12747 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "Lady Jan"
Date: 2011-01-09 21:29:03 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] fasting ferrets and anesthesia
To: <>

I think that fasting a ferret for 6 hours is too long (IMHO), but, I'm not a
vet. I would imagine that the reason a vet wants a ferret to fast is the
same reason you have to fast before any surgery/anesthesia. I think it has
to do with vomiting under the anesthesia and choking.


[Most ferrets will have their stomachs
empty much sooner than 6 hours, which
leads to the question if a staff member
said this rather than a vet due to
generalizing from larger animals with
slower digestion.

-- Moderator]


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