I was researching different freeze dried foods and foud Animal Food Services. They seem to offer better food than Wysong and at a better price. Have you ever tried them before? Would you recommend them?
Also, I was wondering what you think of Stella and Chewy's?
Post by sherrylynne on Aug 16, 2010 13:17:48 GMT -5
None of mine would accept AFS, either cat or ferret. Stella and Chewey's was a big hit with the cats, but since the ferrets were already on Wysong's Archetypal 1, they weren't interested in the S&C, and I didn't bother pushing it. As for the Wysong's- A1 is the only one I'll give them. Too many veg in the others. Plus, the consistency of the Wysong's was a hit with mine.
Ugh! It seems Sookie has the onset of Rat Tail -_-
She's never had this before, but I think I've caught it soon enough that her whole tail won't go bald...
I scrubbed her tail (and everyone else's) with Hylyt then doctored it with Clean and Clear. She's so itchy :/
Do you think I could spray some hotspot medicine on it?
As far as the raw goes, the ferts enjoy their burgers more and more everyday! I still give them the option of a small amount of kibble for when they run out of raw. I only feed them raw in the afternoons and then give them chicken baby food in the evenings.
Boy, Sookie has gotten muscular and feisty! All my ferrets seem to have more energy than I know what to do with now XD
Last Edit: Aug 21, 2010 12:31:10 GMT -5 by VixenPro
Post by sherrylynne on Aug 21, 2010 18:34:30 GMT -5
Rat tail isn't uncommon right now. It's frequently a part of the shed coming up to a new season. As for the Hylyt and the Clean and Clear, what are the ingredients? If they have benzoyl peroxide, it's probably a better idea not to use them. Look for something with salicylic acid instead. Although- even if you do nothing, the fur will come back regardless! It just takes a little bit longer. No need to use anything else on it. Since none of your little ones have insulinoma, you could get rid of the kibble entirely, you know Are you planning on putting them on frozen commercial raw at all, or staying with the Wysong's burgers?
Post by sherrylynne on Sept 4, 2010 18:17:43 GMT -5
Can you give me a weekly menu of what they are eating now? I know it's all freeze dried, but I'd like to be certain they are receiving enough different proteins first Sort of Monday: Chicken, Tuesday: Beef, etc. And which companies are you using now? Wysong's? AFS? Stella and Chewy's?
Post by sherrylynne on Sept 12, 2010 17:05:44 GMT -5
No, they don't need it separately daily, as you know they have no reactions to any of the proteins you are feeding. If you can get some other proteins for them, that would be ideal, but not essential, since they are getting 3 full, and one other supplemental. Now- I'd like you to start getting them to try it rehydrated. Just add a tiny bit of water at first, see how they do with it. While it is a much higher, better quality protein than kibble, they are still at the same sort of risks with dehydration from eating it dry all the time.
Last Edit: Sept 12, 2010 17:40:11 GMT -5 by sherrylynne