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604 views • October 9, 2020

How to Test Ferret Blood Glucose for INSULINOMA | Ferret Care

The Modern Ferret
▶Moose's Limited Edition 2021 FERRET Calendar is NOW LIVE!!! 👉 https://shor.by/calendar2021 Find out if your ferret is at risk for Insulinoma by testing your ferret's blood glucose levels at home using this easy and fast technique with the AlphaTrak 2. ▶SUBSCRIBE for more free Ferret tips: https://youtube.com/themodernferret?sub_confirmation=1 Insulinoma Symptoms and Treatment: https://www.themodernferret.com/what-is-insulinoma-in-ferrets/ DISCLAIMER: After you have pricked the toe, do not squeeze or pinch in an attempt to get more blood out, as this may push out lymphatic fluid and distort your reading. Instead, squeeze and "milk" the paw well before you prick to increase hydrostatic pressure (increasing blood flow). From the American Ferret Association: "Three conditions that are often related and can be helped with similar care are insulinoma, pancreatic tumors & hypoglycemia. Insulinoma is caused by the growth of small, usually benign, tumors on the pancreas. Hypoglycemia is usually caused by a lack of food – also known as low blood sugar. The symptoms of insulinoma are the same as hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Low blood sugar symptoms (increasing in severity): “Staring” into space (star-gazing) Staggering/hind end weakness Extremely limp body/passed out (speed-bumping) Drooling Moaning/crying aloud Clenched teeth/locked jaw Twitching/Seizures/Shaking/Wobbling Screaming 🎬 How to Test Ferret Blood Glucose for INSULINOMA 0:00 – Introduction 0:27 – Supplies to Test Ferret Blood Glucose 1:35 – How to Set Up AlphaTrak 2 2:07 – How to prepare your AlphaTrak 2 SUPPLIES to be ready 4:17 – When to test your ferret’s blood glucose levels 5:06 – How to get a good blood glucose sample from your ferret 7:18 – Keep a record of your results 7:33 – What is a normal number for ferret blood glucose? 8:15 – How to dispose of dirty needle and test strips 8:58 – Come problems when taking ferret blood glucose 10:10 – How often should I test my ferret’s blood glucose? 10:50 – What is insulinoma in ferrets? 11:25 – Outro and remarks 💳 Products Mentioned (Amazon affiliate): https://www.amazon.com/shop/themodernferret ✅ AlphaTrak 2 BG Device: https://amzn.to/34xxgGa ✅ BG Test Strips: https://amzn.to/34ExgEi ✅ BG Needle Lancets: https://amzn.to/33GIvwL ✅ Vaseline Petroleum Jelly: https://amzn.to/3lrQT9r ✅ Salmon Oil (16oz): https://amzn.to/30O7wUV ✅ What We Feed: https://www.amazon.com/shop/themodernferret?listId=6OZUN21STI56 🎥 Other Resources To Watch: ➡️ How to Ferret-Proof Your Room: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J20yXwrybG0&t=18s ➡️ Ferret Training by Joey the Trained Ferret: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C87Cx7cHtAo&t=26s ➡️ How to Optimize a Ferret's Home Life: COMING SOON! (🔔 Tap the Reminder Bell) 🛒 New Ferret Owner Shopping Cart: https://www.amazon.com/shop/themodernferret?listId=N7IXUL2DFNYW 🎬 HOW TO FERRET PROOF YOUR HOME: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocSEznNoTdY&t=40s 📆 SCHEDULE: Videos are uploaded every Thursday. Make sure to tap the NOTIFICATION BELL 🔔 to see our next reveal! https://youtube.com/themodernferret?sub_confirmation=1 SUBSCRIBE NOW to have access to a growing playlist of educational videos on proper ferretcare. https://youtube.com/themodernferret?sub_confirmation=1 📩 Join Our Private Ferret Feature Newsletter: https://www.themodernferret.com/newsletter-signup/ 💻 Learn Ferretcare On Our Blog: https://www.themodernferret.com/blog/ 👚 The Modern Ferret Fans Merch: https://www.themodernferret.com/product/ferret-friends-sweatshirt/ Lastly, thank you for taking the time out of your day to watch this #insulinoma video. You are supporting our mission for #ferrets which you can read about here https://www.themodernferret.com/about/ This video was NOT sponsored by Zoetis ( #AlphaTrak ). This video contains affiliate links. Using them may give me a small commission which helps me continue making these videos! Thank you for your support ❤
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