Message Number: FHL13168 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "Jeff"
Date: 2011-04-23 02:51:43 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] grainy potty, dirreah
To: <>

Grainy stools, occasional green stools, and diarrhea are all often the resu=
lt of improper or insufficient digestion. If he=E2=80=99s been on so many =
antibiotics in just his first 9 months of life, then the antibiotics may ve=
ry well have flushed out his =E2=80=98good=E2=80=99 intestinal tract bacter=
ia along with the bad. He should be on some kind of probiotic supplement. =
I use Forti-flora (feline) and mix it with soup when needed. Other probio=
tics are Bene-Bac or acidophilus, and I=E2=80=99m sure that there are proba=
bly others that are also okay for ferrets. I=E2=80=99ve had great success =
over the last few years with the Forti-flora, with a number of ferrets. An=
d, being a powder, it=E2=80=99s very easy to portion out a small amount as =
needed. I mix it into the ferret=E2=80=99s soup after heating the soup. =

I would try a probiotic right away before pursuing possible liver damage,=
which is much less likely. But to answer your question, yes, milk thistle=
is okay for ferrets. My vet has recommended it on a few occasions, and I=
=E2=80=99ve used it without any problems. Check with vet for dosage, but i=
f memory serves, I used 5 drops once a day.=20

If your vet doesn=E2=80=99t carry it, then you can get Forti-Flora here:

And the current price is actually the cheapest I=E2=80=99ve seen it. I u=
se approximately 1/8 of a packet in soup for one ferret once daily until th=
e stools get back to normal, then I use it once a week for =E2=80=98mainten=
ance=E2=80=99 after that.

Another thing to consider is the food you are using. It may be too high in =
protein or fats. What does this ferret eat?

In Loving Memory of Neo, Trinity, Morphy, Possum, Pip, Pop, Hunny, Sabrina,=
Minnie Mouse, Misty, Frodo, Baggins, and Mr. Parker
Caring for Luna, Baby Girl, and Dozer

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