Message Number: FHL12864 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "Jenn"
Date: 2011-02-14 02:19:02 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] 7 yr Old Ferret with Insulinoma - Not eating

My Ferret was diagnosed with Insulinoma last April, well actually he had a seizure and almost died. Prior to that I didn't have a clue. He's been on Prednisone 2x a day since. Starting at 0.3 mg and then 0.4 since November (after another set of seizures).

He seems to be doing ok- he nolonger eats his regular food though, only seeming to want the vet purchased recovery food (Hill's a/d) which causes very soft stool. Overall this seems to have resulted in about a .5 -.75 pound weight loss.

I'm wondering about perhaps the benefits of carafate or maybe switching to prednisolone although I'm not sure of the benefits.

One off question - I was under the impression that pred was very inexpensive. I pay about $27 for a bottle that lasts only 10 days with 2 0.4mg dose. So I'm looking at about $81 a month- that seems expensive. Is this too much?


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