Message Number: YG3182 | New FHL Archives Search
From: The Divide Homeowners Assoc.
Date: 2001-05-03 07:53:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] My very sick ferret

Quoting Rachel Parra <parrafamily@j...>:

> Two weeks ago I adopted a sick ferret. She had no
hair on the lower
> half of her body and the rest of it is thin and
short. Between her legs
> was somewhat swollen. She is very lethargic; she
hardly moves at all.
> All she wants to do is lay in my arms; I named her
> Last week, between her legs became VERY swollen,
almost down to the
> floor! Then, one time I took her to say, "Hi" to Mom
and she started to
> foam at the mouth, and then started convulsing. I
gently put her on the
> floor and we watched her slowly stop. We thought she
had died, but she
> didn't! She was still breathing. I put her in her
cage, with some water
> and prayed for her health.
> My mom says that we can not take her to the vet.
That would cost too
> much. I tried to find out information about
different sicknesses a
> ferret might have at the library, but could not find
any information.
> Does anyone have any ideas?
> Thank you,
> Marlena (age 9 1/2)

Marlena, it sounds like your snuggles may have an
adrenal problem. Even if it is not an adrenal
problem,it could be insulinoma. Have you tried to put
alittle karo syrup on snuggles gums to see if that
perks her up? I beleive it is critical to get her to a
vet. Have you checked any shelters in your area to see
if they could help, maybe they could direct you to a
vet that helps with cost if needed, might be worth
while to check into it. Good luck to Snuggles. Deidre
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