Message Number: YG2034 | New FHL Archives Search
From: weezul
Date: 2001-04-02 02:52:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Ferrets and Influenza

Hi Christopher

Our DEW caught pneumonia after my daughter kissed him
on the nose when she had a strep throat in summer!

Our (human) kids know they & their friends are not to
go anywhere near the ferrets when they have colds/flu
but sadly the sore throat bit didn't register.

A few days later I noticed our ferret breathing
heavily and took him to the vet who kept him in
hospital. Five days later he was dead :o(

If I were you, I'd be equally paranoid about both
colds and flu!

owned by 6

--- Christopher <christopher@b...> wrote:
> I just had the worst case of the flu. While I was
> febrile we kept me
> quarantined from the fuzzbutts. Someone just told me
> she heard they
> don't get the flu, but colds are a concern. Anyone
> know which is of
> concern?
> Christopher

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