Date: 2001-03-21 22:02:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: My ferret is ill?
I just got back from the vet now. She did have abdominal fluid due to a
cancerous tumor. Luckily my vet has ferrets of her own and is knowledgable.
I will get the results of her cancer tomorrow.
Again, thank you.
From: Bruce Williams, DVM <williams@e...>
To: Ferret-Healthemail@example.com <Ferret-Healthfirstname.lastname@example.org>
>--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "da2pakrats" <da2pakrats@n...> wrote:
>> I am new to this group. My question is regarding the health of my
>four year old female (Kimmi).
>> About two weeks ago I notice that she was gaining some weight. I
>was away on vacation for 10 days and just came back yesterday. When
>picking her up from the "sitter" I notice that her belly is very big
>and swollen looking. She is not listless nor has diarrea. The only
>other symptom is that she has lost some of the hair on her stomache
>and tail, but that was about 3 or 4 months ago. The hair loss
>happened before and she grew it all back again.
>> Any diagnoses? This would be of great help and I do plan on taking
>her to the vet as soon as possible!
>I don't think that I can make any significant comment except that you
>should trust your instincts and go to the vet. Although the only
>evidence of possible disease is abdominal swelling (in an animal that
>was noticeably gaining weight prior to your vacation), an owner often
>has insight into what is normal for their ferret and what is not.
>I wiould suggest a good abdominal X-ray to determine if there is
>fluid in the abdomen or just fat.
>With kindest regards,
>Bruce H. Williams, DVM, DACVP
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