Message Number: YG1946 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-03-31 23:48:00 UTC
Subject: Re: urine licking

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., ferret@n... wrote:
> In his adult years, Cody Ferret suffered fur loss around his
> and also tended to lick his genital area after urinating.
> 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
> 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?
> Kevin

Interesting hypothesis, but I would need more information. I would
not expect genital irritation and urine burn from stones located in
the kidneys, but perhpas if there wwere some in the bladder that we
being passed through the urethra -

Urine burn, or urine scald, generally is associated not only with
hair loss, but persistent redness and rawness around the area

With kindest regards,

Bruce H. Williams, DVM, DACVP
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