From: P. Morrell
Date: 2001-03-11 15:22:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: More on dehydration
Thanks for the info. My ferret Cisco has adrenal carcinoma and
his skin always looks very wrinkled, pinch test varies
on what part of the body I use. I checked his gums and they
are very moist so can I take that to mean he doesn't need SubQ
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike Janke
Sent: Saturday, March 10, 2001 6:13 AM
--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Bruce Williams, DVM"
> Due to the relative inelasticity of ferret skin, I have
> believed that the skin turgor test, which works very well
> cats, is not a good test for the lower ranges of
I've never liked the "pinch" test either as it left a lot
interpretation for us layman.
So let me ask you how you feel about the "gum" test. I feel
ferret's gums. If they're moist and slippery, I assume good
hydration. If they are dry, dehydrated. I realize there's
percentages with this test. The ferrer is either determined
dehydrated or not, so there's some room there too.