I know its better to be cautious then have a big problem i was just trying to help you calm down, and if shes just pooping less becuase of switching, if shes not acting different and its just less poop its something to seriously consider before you add vasaline. my boys who were pooping the size of fifty cent pieces went down to smaller than a dime. the big thing is watching behavior, checking hydration
i found my pumpkin in krogers pie section just make sure it doesnt have anything but pumpkin in it
I know, I appreciate it we dont have a Krogers in fburg- honestly the only one I know of is in Richmond. We got a bad snow storm and left work early wendsday and I went to 2 groceries on the way home- for some reason I ended up locating pumpkin (at giant) and couldnt find vaseline/petrolium jelly- though I was in quite a rush so its not really a suprise. I gave her pumpkin with olive oil. Yesterday my office was closed and I slept most of the day but before I slept I checked in on her and she was pooping- the stools were still loose but at least they are formed. It doesnt look like shes passing any form of blockage so Its probably the switch.
You know something? If you are fairly certain your ferret has a blockage(indicated by behaviour), you aren't going to be concerned if it has sugar or not With Lucrezia, based on her symptoms, we were quite certain that is what had happened. She was syringed a tsp of pumpkin, followed 1/2 hour later by a scoop of vaseline, followed 1/2 hour later by tonic lax, repeat. Frankly, I'd rather deal with the diarrhea from TOO much lax, than lose them to the blockage, or have them have to have surgery to save them! Don't get me wrong- I would never do that based only on a suspicion that something might be wrong. Only on the fair certainty of it. And it worked- she wound up spending the night in the vet's because we thought she'd crashed on us(turned out it was an episode of DFS because she was so exhausted ), but she finally passed a quarter sized piece of foam rubber.
I agree, that makes sence. We got a bad snow storm and left work early wendsday and I went to 2 groceries on the way home- for some reason I ended up locating pumpkin (at giant) and couldnt find vaseline/petrolium jelly (strange right?)- though I was in quite a rush so its not really a suprise. I gave her pumpkin with olive oil. Yesterday my office was closed and I slept most of the day but before I slept I checked in on her and she was pooping- the stools were still loose but at least they are formed. It doesnt look like shes passing any form of blockage so Its probably the switch.
Just a quick pop in.....I"m glad to see things appear to have worked out. Please never give a ferret or a cat for that matter metamucil. Neither creature drinks enough to pass it, it just forms a solid hard mass. My 2 cents I'm glad that everything worked out but as a first aid use pumpkin, ferretlax or if you know what it is and it has to come out vaseline (please remember that vaseline coats the bowel and prevents any absorption of any nutrients, so only use this sparringly) ciao
When i read the metamucil thing (not on this site) I thought it was strange and even though I was going to try it (as a last resort) most of the reason i mentioned it in my post was because I was hoping to get some opinions on it- Im glad people told me no, because to be honest I was uncomfortable with the idea. I will keep that vaseline note in mind, though I couldnt get a hold of any (I ended up being able to find pumpkin finally but not vaseline- weird yes?) So I gave her pumpkin and olive oil and she has been pooping loose stools but at least they have a form and she is pooping! HARAHH! I am so excited and thankful for everyones help and support in a scary time