Message Number: YG1996 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-04-01 16:35:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Sick Ferret Found

Thank you for your response. I just found out from a neighbor that
she has been running around the neighborhood for about 2 months. The
neighbor had a hard time keeping her out of her garage.

The ferret likes human contact. I did see a flea on her when I first
picked her up.

Should I be worried about her passing along a disease to my dog & cat?
It is likely that my cat has been exposed to her outside. We have one
of those houses where the animals in the neighborhood like to

What are some reasons why a ferret would lose hair?

Kelly in WA

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., AFERRETVET@c... wrote:
> 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