So one of my fuzzies threw up the other night; which prompted an emergency vet visit at 2am. He was throwing up blood and chunks so we had thought that he had ulcers in his stomach.
After doing some tests it showed no ulcers! He was perfectly healthy. which is great!
Problem is, now he won't take any more raw. I used to scruff and stuff him to first introduce the meat and it worked; but now after the throwing up incident he will just spit it back out. Now; I have him back on WYSONGS digestive support which he eats fine. But just refuses anything raw
does anyone have any tips on how to reintroduce raw to ferrets who perhaps have an aversion to it due to a traumatic incident?
they are on CARNIVORA whole raw grind; chicken and rabbit mainly.
Post by abbeytheferret6 on Mar 7, 2020 7:22:12 GMT -5
I would do a warm soupie of lamb----just lamb and do not mix in any organs from any other animal like the rabbit or chicken. Do you know which one of those proteins he ate that caused the reaction? I would never give that protein again---ever. So just take some lamb ---you can get cheaper cuts like at Walmart maybe and grocery store. Cut up lamb and then throw in blender with some really warm water. You may need to dab on his mouth.
I do not feed rabbit to my boy because he does not like it, and then he threw up after one time when I continued trying to feed him a rabbit organ soupie(not a bloody throw-up). I decided just to respect his wishes on that particular protein:)
Have you tried the grinds from Hare Today? I can provide u a list of their grinds, and you can get more of a variety than 2 proteins.
They usually do fine with rabbit; so that's why this is a bit odd. My other ferret is 100% fine and loves the food. I had them try lamb and they HATE it with a passion . Ill try a bone broth first and see how it goes
Post by abbeytheferret6 on Mar 11, 2020 0:49:02 GMT -5
Crisyouasmedic you can start your ferret on the frankenprey diet or alternative diet which can be a mix of frankenprey too. You will need to feed your ferret more than the 2 meals a day, which is what we give the adults. It will need lunch, and I always made sure my baby had food to carry it thru the night. Bone soup is not sufficient if that is what you were planning to start it on (broth from several hrs of slow cooked bones).