From: Karen Kerns
Date: 2001-03-11 13:52:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: Baby ferret with inflamed
Yes, Plunkett had a stole sample done and there were no
parasites. The medicine I am using on him is called Panalog..
This morning, I finally saw a little bit of an improvement and
I am keeping my fingers tightly crossed that he is going to
get better without having to take more drastic measures.
----- Original Message -----
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Sent: Saturday, March 10, 2001 12:44 AM
--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Karen Kerns"
> I adopted a five week old ferret who was being fed solid
rectum is swollen and red as a result of the food.. I have
feeding him mush and have been medicating him three times a
Before he goes to the bathroom, his rectum is very red and
looking, and so is his penis, but after he goes, it is only
swollen and a normal pink color. But I am not really seeing
> His stool is normal, and he doesn't have any trouble going
bathroom. He is very active and playful and affectionate.
> My vet gave me the medicine and told me to apply it three
day.. I took him back yesterday, and she said to keep up the
medicine and bring him back Monday.. But I thought you
have some good advice.. He is such a sweet little baby..
> What can I do? Am I doing the right thing right now?
> Any advice would be greatly greatly appriciated!
Dear Karen -
Have you had a stool sample checked for parasites? What is
character of the stools - are they normal or loose? What
are you applying?
Those answers will help, but let me cushion it by saying
prolapsed rectums are not uncommon in kits and the vast
eventually clear up.
With kindest regards,
Bruce H. Williams, DVM, DACVP
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