Message Number: YG2666 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-04-17 20:15:00 UTC
Subject: Re: "the runs"

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., hyperrat@h... wrote:
> greetings, im a proud owner of 2 male furries, my first ones. so am
> learning lots of things having the wee critters. i did have one
> question and that is about one of them having "the runs" often. He
> has been to the vet and was diagnosed with a bacterial infection
> after a week of meds he was better. its been about 3 weeks since
> and he still has problems but its not all the time. is that normal
> and is it just him eating too much of a wrong thing? any help would
> be appreciated

Dear Hyper Rat:

Unfortunately, I can't say much on this case, as there are a lot of
gaps here. You don't mention how old these animals are, what they
are fed, what antibiotics they have been on, how the bacterial
infection was diagnosed, or what "wrong things" that he has access to.

At this point, the only real help that I can give is that loose
stools, especially in a young ferret, is not a normal thing, and hope
that you may be able to fill in some of the blanks.

With kindest regards,

Bruce Williams, dVM