From: Julie Coleman
Date: 2012-02-05 10:31:42 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Ferret with Kidney Failure
To: Sukie Crandall <email@example.com>, fhl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
He was ADV neg when tested in 2010.
Since then has not been outside or around untested ferrets.
Did have minor adrenal symptoms so has had deslo implants with or without melatonin implants since 2010 also.
Has never had any fruit or vegetable other than a piece of banana in 2008 or 2009.
Did give raisin flavored treats during same time frame (08-09).
Discontinued all treats except n-bones since 2010.
Have fed high protein food since 2009-2010.
(40%+protein without plant ingredients)
In the past month ...just added 4th food into kibble mix which is 60% protein ...supposed to be best dry food for ferrets.
Also last weekend when vomiting occurred ...he had a part of a jar of turkey gravey baby food, which he had never had before.
I did recently find out pea fiber contributes to urinary blockage & one of the 3 foods in the previous mix has peas listed.
That food was already in the mix before new food added.
Previous mix of 3 high protein (40-45%) foods had been used for a year or two.
We've had this ferret 3 & 1/2 years.
When we found him estimates were around 2-3 yrs old.
So his current age could be 5-6 yrs.
Has always been active & energetic ...as well as a good climber & jumper.
He did lose 2 ferret friends in Sept & Nov.
Although he still has 1 original friend left & we adopted 2 new ferrets in Dec.
Just trying to give all circumstances that could be relevant.
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