Message Number: YG1048 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-03-10 11:09:00 UTC
Subject: fur standing up

Troy Lynn wrote:
>>Three weeks ago I went out on a call for a ferret that was dying from
starvation, and she did, even though we did all we could. To look at her in
the cage, her eyes were sunken in and 3/4 closed but her body was fully
furred and without handling her and knowing that the lay of the fur (almost
standing on end) was an indication of her condition her person didn't know.>>

What causes the fur to stand up? is it starvation or being close to death,
and why does that happen?