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From: Mildred Moore
Date: 2001-03-31 16:35:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: Digestive problems in WS ferrets

Hi Mike,

I have not been in contact with any other ferrets, but he lives with 6
others which are not having any problems. For the last few months he has
had really seedy poops at times, and they have progressed to this state of
almost all poops being abnormal. The last week or so he has slowed down,
but he is still more active (and he has a temper) than some of the others.
He will be 4 years old this summer, and I still use a towel etc. to play
with him. He has very sharp teeth.

The vet ran a fecal check on him yesterday, which didn't give us any
information. I don't want to do surgery on him as good as he is feeling.
The surgery would be for biopsy information. This is why I am asking for
information. If we could pinpoint the problem without going to extremes, I
would feel a lot better. Looking through the archives for lymphoma info, I
do gather that I should put him on a very bland diet to start with. Am I
right? The info on lymphoma is for another one that just had surgery a week



-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Janke [mailto:mjanke@m...]
Sent: March 31, 2001 2:56 PM

Millie, can you give us a little more background? When did this
start, are there any new ferrets in the house, has he been in contact
with any other ferrets (or have you), etc., etc.

Is he eating/drinking OK? Does he seem normal in all other respects?


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Mildred Moore" <ferretmom@m...>
> To anybody that can answer this question,
> Just what kind of digestive problems am I looking at with my
panda? And how
> do I go about treating him? We know it's not something contagious,
but he's
> getting worse with lots of mucus with different colors. He's going
to be
> treated by the vet, but I could use some ideas of what medication
would be
> the most helpful.
> Thank you in advance.
> Millie

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