Message Number: YG3065 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Steve Austin
Date: 2001-04-30 11:29:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Snappy

Start with a stool sample to your vet to check for parasites,
infection. Is the color of the stool different, any blood, or
watery stools?
Maybe start a bland diet like Gerber Chicken baby food, or
Science AD. I would see how that goes, and watch for loss of
appetite, vomiting, or other signs of ill health.

My 2 year old descented/spayed female ferret Snappy has been
having mucous stools. They are ocurring daily and do not
smell like the usual ferret poop, they smell much worse. This
has been going on for about one month now. She is eating,
drinking, sleeping and playing normally. Her hair and skin
are healthy appearing. She does not seem to have a tummy ache
and she does not strain in the litter box. She has lost a
little weight but does that every Spring normally. She eats
only Purina Kitten Chow and the occasional ferret treat from
the pet store. She does not stay in a cage and just lives
where she wants in our apartment, which is completely
ferret-proofed. We have three other ferrets-a one year old
male, and two other two year old females, all fixed, descented
and healthy (no mucous for them). The vets around where I
live do not work regularly with ferrets and I am starting to
get worried about her.

Thanks for any help...

Julie and Danny Cahill