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Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.
1) What kibble has he been fed in the past and what kibble are you offering now? 2) What symptoms do you see with the gastric ulcers? 3) I assume he's otherwise back to normal aside from the occasional tarry stool, is that correct? 4) How often has this happened?
The Wysong is a much better diet than Marshall's, in my professional opinion.
Have you considered using a limited ingredient raw diet for him or trying a different kibble?It's not altogether uncommon for animals to feel uneasy about switching back to a food that they've been on when previously feeling unwell. If you've had this happen 3 times this year, I think its fair to say that looking at some diet changes might be wise.To answer your question about pepto, pepcid tends to do a better job for ferrets. I would not give this to Dozer unless directed by your Veterinarian. Pepto bismol is Bismuth subsalicylate, which contains salicylate which is closely related to acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) which can be toxic to ferrets. To err on the side of caution, I'd avoid the pepto.