Message Number: YG1421 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-03-18 16:06:00 UTC
Subject: Tooth poking lip

There is a ferret in a pet store near me whose lower fang is growing
outward and poking into his upper lip. I have spoken to four
different people from the store (including the store manager) during
the past month and they have yet to bring him to the vet. I am
thinking of asking to purchase him at a discount to get him out of
there but I had some questions first. Do I need to be concerned of
any other health problems caused by his tooth poking a hole in his
lip; is having a fang removed going to cause him problems as far as
eating; aside from having the tooth removed is he going to need other
medical help (i.e. antibiotics) because of it poking into his lip? I
may just try convincing them one more time to remove the tooth, what
are some problems that this tooth will cause the ferret so that I can
explain to the store the seriousness of this ferrets condition.