From: V. C.
Date: 2001-04-30 04:27:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] Coccidia in kits
Oh! boy! Please contact your local animal control office
and/or Dept. of Agriculture. This store need to be shut down
or dealt with by them. Calling the Headquartters will get you
know where this is a state issue and the state needs to hear
about the problems. Please Please call one of the above
mentioned. I had this done and yes i got that pet store
closed within 2 days and it was also a big chain ********, the
animal control office will inscpect this store and will team
with Dept of agriculture.
I am so sorry for your lose. This makes me so mad, but I know
what you are feeling and there is something you can do about
it. I got my Nitro 12weeks old from ******** and he and his
little brother were infested with Ear mites and starving.
This pet store had not cleaned the aquarium (which really
pissed me off) in months. And they shouldn't have been in the
aquarium in the first place. I am banned from this pet store,
but my friends are not and they are the ones who told me that
they had been shut down with a notice from the Dept of
Agriculute on the Door. My husband and I took both Ferrets
home and I am so glad we did, they are just great now.
Please contact one of the above mentioned agency, Belive me
they will take care of the problem.
Vanessa and the Fab 5
Dawn, Figjet, Snickers, Nitro and Wahoo
----- Original Message -----
From: Maryi Mauney
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2001 10:59 AM
I have had my babies for 4 weeks. I bought them from a
nationwide pet store. Thursday evening, Sable, my hyper and
happy fuzzbutt was lying totally limp &; unresponsive. She
had shown no signs of illness that morning.
I took her to the emergency pet clinic and they revived her
and stabilized her. I, of course made the decision to save
her if there was hope. $340 later, my baby had a catheter in
her jugular vein and she looked miserable. I fought with
myself about the decision I had made.
I took her immediately to her vet and found out that she had
Coccidia. The Dr. has ferts of her own and loves these tiny
creatures. I left my baby there and took my other in later
to get her examined and get antibiotics for her. ( She is
Friday evening I received a call that Sable had crossed
I never expected to be so attatched in such a short period
of time. But, it has taken me this long to even be able to
write about it.
My hubby was PO'd!!! He called the store that we bought her
from and the asst. manager informed us that they haven't
sterilized their cage in 1 1\2 - 2 yrs!!!!!!!!!!!!
We contacted the vet, (she treats their ferts too), and the
local ferret shelter. We are still waiting to see what the
corporate offices have to say about this.
The vet informed us that she has had alot of kits die from
this chain because of this.
Where do people draw the line between moral obligation and
the bottom line $$$$$.?
Streaker, my healthy one, is missing her cage mate. She is
adjusting pretty well. I just wish I could say that for the
rest of the family.
Anyway, What signs do I need to look for in Streaker? I have
sterilized EVERYTHING. She is on anti-biotics. How common is
this in the US?
Thank you for listening. Bye, Bye Sable. Mommy, Daddy, and
Streaker will miss you. You are a permanent part of our
lives. We WILL make something good come of this!!!!!!!
Thank ya'll again.
Maryi &; Streaker
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