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From: P. Morrell
Date: 2001-03-11 18:11:00 UTC
Subject: RE: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: More on dehydration

Hi Mike,

Cisco is bald except for his head, shoulders, front legs and
hind paws. He is starting to regrow fur on his belly but the
reason I was concerned is the skin on his back does not go
back when I pinch it. His stool is firm with no signs of
diarrhea. I've been giving him one drop of Ferret-Vitasol in
his water.

Patty and Cisco

----- Original Message -----
From: Michael Janke
Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2001 3:11 PM

Patty, I would say that Cisco is probably hydrated if his
gums are nice and moist, but there are other factors to
consider. Is there any reason why you feel Cisco might be
dehydrated? Is there any diarrhea? If Cisco is bald in
areas, his skin appear dry and wrinkled there, but this is
not necessarily a sign of 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 fluids?