Message Number: YG2020 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-04-01 23:52:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Sick ferret--Dr. Williams or other

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., bama1803@y... wrote:
> Dr. Williams,
> You replied last night to my email about my questionable sick
> that had no real symptoms. Today she is about the same: still
> eating, sluggish, semi-slanted eyes, but now she is shaking. She
> a couple of Bandit treats, eagerly still, but then ended up
> her teeth afterwards. What do you recommend now? Should I seek
> our vet on a Sunday or do you think it's okay to wait til
> Remember, I don't have any faith in the Emergency Hospital vet
> seen before. He's NOT ferret knowledgeable! Thanks in advance!
> Rhea and Elvira (the puny one!)

My recommendation would be to wait until Monday to see your regular
vet. It appears as if your instincts are indeed valid - now we have
a symptom that is referrable to the GI tract. I want to say ulcers
first - but grinding teeth is a non-specific sign of abdominal pain,
so that is only a place to start.

In this case, a Monday trip will be acceptable.

With kindest regards,

Bruce H. Williams, DVM, DACVP
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