Message Number: YG2675 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Tawny
Date: 2001-04-17 23:11:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Heartworms??

it was done on the fluid, which came up positive. Actually all the
symptoms fit but the green urine. I'm going to get a blood work up
done and a urinalysis. I'm afraid to though, from what I've seen,
green urine means something worse than heartworms and I really don't
want to lose the little guy.

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Mike Janke" <mjanke@m...> wrote:
> How was the diagnosis of heartworms made? If it was just based on
> the fluid accumulation and not via something like the IDEXX Snap
> test, then I would ask for this type of test to be run. According
> a vet with a lot of experience in the area of heartworms in
> an ultrasound would not be useful as it can result in both false
> positives and false negatives, though it could reveal other heart
> problems.
> Mike
> --- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Tawny" <tawnye@h...> wrote:
> >
> > took him to the vet and got a clean bill of health, except that
> > had green urine. About a week after I got him, he started having
> > trouble breathing, and it went downhill from there. I took him
> > the vet, and he was diagnosed with heartworms