Message Number: YG1994 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-04-01 12:16:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Sick Ferret Found

Hi Kelly,
It is hard to say for sure what is going on by that
description. Do you see fleas on her? Without
knowing how long she was outside on her own,
it is hard to say why she has lost weight or if she
has lost weight. Try feeding her Hill's A/D or Gerber's baby
food chicken or turkey and the dry ferret food and see
if she gains weight. Of course taking her to a vet to check
her glucose level and her hair loss is always a good thing to do!
By the way it is not adrenal failure, but rather adrenal hormone
overproduction that causes adrenal gland disease.
Good luck with her,
Jerry Murray, DVM