Message Number: YG2047 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-04-02 10:55:00 UTC
Subject: A few health questions on my ferret


First, I would like to thank everyone who responded to my first post. The information I got was very helpful. I do, however, have a few more questions. I took Squeeker to the vet this weekend to get his second Distemper shot and everything went great. No reactions. The vet did mention that when I bring him in next month, that she would give him the 3rd Distemper shot and rabies shot at the same time. Is that correct? I thought they had to be separated? Would this cause a problem if he does get them at the same time? Also, unfortunately he does have Coccidia. He is on .5 ml of Albon for the next ten days. I was told he probably got it from his mother. Is this a reoccuring problem with ferrets? Is there anything I should do to make sure it doesn't come back? And finally, I've noticed that whenever he wakes up, he doesn't use his back legs at first. When I open the cage door for play time, he kinds of falls out of his hammock. For the first minute or so, he slithers (can't think !
of a better word) around. Kinda
like a snake. Is this normal? He hops and plays around fine though. I just want to make sure this isn't a sign of a problem. Thanks again for your help.