Date: 2001-04-12 22:20:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] HELP
Please bear in mind,I am NOT a vet. However, what you
describe sounds like several common illnesses, including the
possibility of Ulcers... maybe bleeding ulcers?
I'm not about to suggest an actual diagnosis or treatment but
that might be something to look into and ask a vet about a med
called Carafate... in the meantime, even some Pepto Bismal may
help... like .5 cc's.
Maybe someone here can assist in helping you find a better
ferret vet in your area?
As for age... I have heard of many ferrets (pet store/mill
type) living up to 10 years and I know private breeders who
frequently have average life spans of 10-12 years or more.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2001 9:04 PM
our 6.25 year old female ferret stopped eating several days
feces is tar like and under examination contains blood, she
25% of her body weight. she can hardly walk. she has zero
appetite, weare force feeding her a solution of nutrical
disolved in water. she is being given .25 ml of antibiotics,
today we put her on prednizone.
what are we to do. i have two ferrets now, and we had
past away at age 6.5 yrs. has anyone seen a ferret that has
past 7 yrs???? exploratory surgery??? i have yet to meet a
vet that has any clue at all, (there was a guy in waere, nh
that was pritty good) but thats a long trip from new york.
IMMEDIATE RESPONSE FROM THOSE THAT CAN HELP IS APPRECIATED!