Message Number: YG2137 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-04-03 20:50:00 UTC
Subject: Re: sick fert

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., petrapuma@a... wrote:
> Does anyone have any suggestion for a ferret with a cold? My little
boy is
> coughing & sneezing & has runny eyes.

Truly, ferrets do not share colds with humans - they can catch the
flu, however. As a general rule, I don't usually prescribe any
medication for ferrets who are eating and active, but if the
congestion begins to impact on their eating, 2-3 drops of Afrin
topically on the nose twice a day may help. The flu usually will run
its course within 2-3 weeks.

With kindest regards,

Bruce H. Williams, DVM, DACVP
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