Message Number: YG1921 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-03-31 16:32:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Digest Number 97

In a message dated 03/31/01 10:55:20 AM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

<< In his adult years, Cody Ferret suffered fur loss around his genitals
and also tended to lick his genital area after urinating. According
to his regular vet, this was nothing to worry about. After his
death, the vets at the out-of-state animal hospital said that his fur
loss and the genital licking were probably connected to the kidney
stones that killed him, and that both the fur loss and the licking
(attempts at cleaning?) were perhaps due to urine burn. Any
thoughts, Doctors?

It certainly could have been. When I see an animal licking that area
excessively, my first thought is going to be a urinary tract infection and/or
urine scald. Was his urine ever checked?

Dr. Ruth
Save lives - spay or neuter your pet.