Grumble, grumble. Vibes, or something?

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  1. Aleron

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    That's great you can get him off of medications, although he did develop insulinoma so it sort of supports my thought that grain free is probably still too carb heavy for daily feeding.

    I'd say that yes, you have a special case if your ferret is truly unable to eat raw food. So for your one ferret, raw might not work for him. I've never personally known of any other ferrets where this was the case though and raw food certainly does not cause a fatal widespread health issue in most ferrets who are fed it.

    If you are interested, I have a pretty fail-proof way to switch even the very most pickiest ferret to raw food. Eating kibble is just not tolerated in this house ;)

    I haven't had a problem with insulinoma in ferrets I switched to raw food at an older age but definitely adrenal is hard to get around if you have a traditionally cared for adult pet store ferret (or altered privately bred ferret for that matter). Pretty much all of my rescued or petstore ferrets developed adrenal disease but none developed insulinoma. The petstore ferret I raised from 8 weeks didn't develop it until she was an old ferret, around 8 I think and even then only had minor symptoms. The petstore ferret I got at 6 months old who's been in the petstore until then developed it at 14 months old. The 3 year old rescue I took in developed it a few years later. Other than them, most of my more recent ferrets have been kept intact. IMO if you have a petstore ferret, the damage is already done as far as adrenal is concerned. All you can do is hope for the best :(
     

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