Thanks for the update, Kainslie. Fingers crossed the lupron at least helps him feel a lot better, poor bud And I'm glad you got Dr. Matieri again
Ferrets: Contessa Kitties: Watson, Oskar DIP Sinnead, Vincent, Boris, Zeus and Athena, Willow, Mr. Frodo, Indie, Lucrezia, Judge, Odin, Miss Emily, Suki, Cody, Aristotle, Butterscotch, Frankenfurter. RIP Herne, Ligeia, and Mr. Stubbs
clay can be a big help with stool quality. It also provides trace minerals. You can start with clay by adding a pinch to soup. Just be sure that the clay is well-mixed into the soup (completely wet . let it sit for about 5 minutes before serving. (The clay can be soupy enough to syringe feed as well.
I strongly recommend the use of pancreatic enzymes (which are typically porcine - pig based) put into the soup a couple of hours before the soup is fed. The easiest way to do this is to add the enzymes to the soup at night for morning meals and add enzymes in the morning for evening meals. The idea is that the enzymes will have time to break down the food into redily digestible nutrients by the time the food is eaten. Most enzymes do not survive stomach acids to make it into the small intestine, which is where they are really needed.
Hydrolyzed whitefish (such as seacure) is another good protien source for undernourished animals, although it will not add weight (low fat content).
Thank you Jennifer!! I have a few questions - firstly, for the pancreatic enzymes, is there a specific brand I should use, how much (if it's a capsule) and does it interfer with any medications he is on? (antibiotic, and stomach coater) - same questions as above for the clay.
I read somewhere that fish absorbs *i think* thiamin, so it is hard to digest and recieve nutriences after a meal of fish.. I will look up what i'm actually talking about, but for now, i think that's what it is..
Also, the vet and I are not sure if he's adrenal or not - we are just testing with the lupron. So far, he has started eating a little (more than before) so I am happy.