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    I can't see the steps mentioned...but I see a lot of comments mentioning ferretvite/tone on the belly so I assume it's something along those lines. Please, PLEASE do not use that stuff,, your ferret WILL get insulinoma from it eventually and that is a fatal, permanent disease only temporarily treatable until it isn't. Bad even as a rare treat. Ferretone has several cancer causing ingredients. Furo and ferretvite are both all sugar, ANY sugar for these delicate obligate carnivores is bad no matter how rare it's given. All non-meat or sweet treats do is hurt their health and make US feel special, they don't need it. The junk builds up and it takes little to push their small pancreas over the edge, then what is done is done. Unfortunately one of my first ferrets paid for this, I fell for ...

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    I can't see the steps mentioned...but I see a lot of comments mentioning ferretvite/tone on the belly so I assume it's something along those lines. Please, PLEASE do not use that stuff,, your ferret WILL get insulinoma from it eventually and that is a fatal, permanent disease only temporarily treatable until it isn't. Bad even as a rare treat. Ferretone has several cancer causing ingredients. Furo and ferretvite are both all sugar, ANY sugar for these delicate obligate carnivores is bad no matter how rare it's given. All non-meat or sweet treats do is hurt their health and make US feel special, they don't need it. The junk builds up and it takes little to push their small pancreas over the edge, then what is done is done. Unfortunately one of my first ferrets paid for this, I fell for the lies about it being a high calorie supplement for the first year I had them. It's very low calorie actually, and to get the calories it states, they'd need to eat a strip 300 feet long. I stopped giving that and we went to a balanced raw diet after my vet told me to toss that stuff because it's all sugar. He's a specialist vet, mind. Two years later Cooper was diagnosed with Insulinoma at the young age of three. For those who think that's old, well cared for ferrets fed a proper diet can live to be in the teen years easily. He likely wont live that long even on the perfect diet with no sweet treats because they just stop responding to meds eventually. It's horrible, and caused by those supplements and lies people are fed by the creators. Use 100% pure Alaskan salmon oil, emu oil, krill oil or any other pure protein type oil. Also keep in mind it's something they need to get used to because ferrets imprint on food. They don't always go for stuff, but they do unfortunately have a sweet tooth! Gently rub some of the oil on the gums and tell them they're good, get them to taste it as you would a new kit getting used to new food. Repeat a couple times per day, they should learn to go for it. The most popular one is salmon oil. Easier to get, you can get it online too(check ingredients, should be nothing but pure oils, some other additives can be toxic). You put some on the belly and lean them somewhere on a couch, chair, or a convenient lap with a towel under them and get down to clipping. After they start liking the oil, it's usually simple as dribbling a bit on and leaning them over. It's a wonderful trick, but you have to watch out for yanks. Some still will twitch feets, especially if they're ticklish or don't like their feet being touched.

    Pure animal protein type oils that is, no plant-proteins. =)

    I can't see the steps mentioned...but I see a lot of comments mentioning ferretvite/tone on the belly so I assume it's something along those lines. Please, PLEASE do not use that stuff,, your ferret WILL get insulinoma from it eventually and that is a fatal, permanent disease only temporarily treatable until it isn't. Bad even as a rare treat. Ferretone has several cancer causing ingredients. Furo and ferretvite are both all sugar, ANY sugar for these delicate obligate carnivores is bad no matter how rare it's given. All non-meat or sweet treats do is hurt their health and make US feel special, they don't need it. The junk builds up and it takes little to push their small pancreas over the edge, then what is done is done. Unfortunately one of my first ferrets paid for this, I fell for ...

    see more »

    I can't see the steps mentioned...but I see a lot of comments mentioning ferretvite/tone on the belly so I assume it's something along those lines. Please, PLEASE do not use that stuff,, your ferret WILL get insulinoma from it eventually and that is a fatal, permanent disease only temporarily treatable until it isn't. Bad even as a rare treat. Ferretone has several cancer causing ingredients. Furo and ferretvite are both all sugar, ANY sugar for these delicate obligate carnivores is bad no matter how rare it's given. All non-meat or sweet treats do is hurt their health and make US feel special, they don't need it. The junk builds up and it takes little to push their small pancreas over the edge, then what is done is done. Unfortunately one of my first ferrets paid for this, I fell for the lies about it being a high calorie supplement for the first year I had them. It's very low calorie actually, and to get the calories it states, they'd need to eat a strip 300 feet long. I stopped giving that and we went to a balanced raw diet after my vet told me to toss that stuff because it's all sugar. He's a specialist vet, mind. Two years later Cooper was diagnosed with Insulinoma at the young age of three. For those who think that's old, well cared for ferrets fed a proper diet can live to be in the teen years easily. He likely wont live that long even on the perfect diet with no sweet treats because they just stop responding to meds eventually. It's horrible, and caused by those supplements and lies people are fed by the creators. Use 100% pure Alaskan salmon oil, emu oil, krill oil or any other pure protein type oil. Also keep in mind it's something they need to get used to because ferrets imprint on food. They don't always go for stuff, but they do unfortunately have a sweet tooth! Gently rub some of the oil on the gums and tell them they're good, get them to taste it as you would a new kit getting used to new food. Repeat a couple times per day, they should learn to go for it. The most popular one is salmon oil. Easier to get, you can get it online too(check ingredients, should be nothing but pure oils, some other additives can be toxic). You put some on the belly and lean them somewhere on a couch, chair, or a convenient lap with a towel under them and get down to clipping. After they start liking the oil, it's usually simple as dribbling a bit on and leaning them over. It's a wonderful trick, but you have to watch out for yanks. Some still will twitch feets, especially if they're ticklish or don't like their feet being touched. Plus, I always get a kick out of letting them clean each other off when done. Also, for hairballs: Regular raw egg yolk works. It doesn't work once cooked though. If you get them used to salmon oil, add a little to the yolk to entice them. Sometimes it helps to just have something they recognize as food to get them trying it. =)

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