Message Number: YG1022 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-03-10 01:00:00 UTC
Subject: Re: 2 Questions...

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., Rosalie Yudelson <rosalie5h2o@e...>
> Hi-I wrote about a week ago, with the flu, wondering what I could
do to
> enhance the immune systems of my clan...I got nice responses, but,
alas, one
> of my kids has watery eyes, sneezing, wheezing, and coughing. It's
> about 10 days since I've been sick,and I believe that the
incubation period
> is 10-14, now my poor little Angie is sick. She has a
> temperature,(although I haven't taken it, she feels hot. What can I
do to
> make Angie more comfortable till she overcomes this? By the way,
she is
> eating and pooping normally.

If she is eating and pooping normally, I don't recommend any
treatment. Flu in ferrets is much like in humans, but it lasts 2-3
weeks. The big problems is when their nose get's stuffed up - then
we have to try some decongestants. But if she is eating normal -
best thing to do is ride it out....

With kindest regards,

Bruce H. Williams, DVM, DACVP
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