Ferret Food Chart Updates

by ferretpapa Feb 5, 2021


Update, Apr 29, 2021 - this is complete! I will probably continue to tweak the food scoring, but at least raw foods are not being incorrectly punished anymore.

Please be patient, I'm working on updating the food chart.

I'm adding a "meat %" to the calculation, which will bump a lot of the raw foods higher (currently some are as low as a "C" ranking but really they should all be higher than the kibbles).

Also updating pea information - research is showing that it's caused by a combination of 3 factors: peas in the diet, dehydration, and a genetic issue that some ferrets have. 

Ferrets are not good at keeping themselves hydrated, especially as they get older. You won't know if they have the genetic issue until it's too late and they've already developed stones. So why risk it? Eliminating peas is the only guaranteed way to eliminate stones. Kidney stones and bladder stones are painful enough already; being unable to pee for 24 hours and dying is a horrible way to go, and surgery is extremely risky and expensive.

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