Message Number: YG2109 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-04-03 11:36:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] urinating blood after stuck in

Hi Lisette - I would recommend that you take Socks to his vet ASAP to be
checked for injury, especially to his bladder. The pinkish urine you are
seeing could be from mild crush injury to bladder, but it might (hope not)
indicate more serious injury. The upside of your report is that he is active
which is a good sign, but better safe than sorry! Cheers and best wishes,

a message dated 4/1/01 12:53:07 AM Eastern Daylight Time, LisetteLu@c...

<< Socks, my deaf blaze, got stuck between two parts of a chair for about a
minute. Caught him around the middle of him. He squeeled, and I ran to
investigate. Moving the chair -a very expensive vibrating, heating,
massaging recliner I do not sit in unless all ferrets are in cages--made him
cry out.

So I quickly moved the chair leg support area back, and Socks was easily
pulled out. He can walk, run, and be handled without any apparent pain. But
he has urinated a light red urine twice now in the last four hours. No
apparent pain on urination, and he just ate without a problem. I have him
a sick cage for observation. If he is still urinating blood tomorrow-what
would a vet do for him at emergency vets office?

Thank you