Message Number: YG3239 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-05-04 13:24:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Digest Number 161

In a message dated 5/5/2001 2:01:44 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

Dear Priscilla:

This is not a typical vaccine reaction, and although
with vaccination, this particular set of events, with a ferret
normal and playing all day, and then spontaneously vomiting does
sound like a reaction, even a delayed one. Most true vaccine
reactions involve significantly more symptoms, including
shock, or at a minimum, being abnormal after the vaccination. Do
know what vaccine was used?

I would also caution against removing food and water, especially
water from an animal who may be ill. Dehydrating the animal is an

added stress that it probably doesn't need.

With kindest regards,

Bruce H. Williams, DVM, DACVP
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Thank you very much for responding to my post everyone. Hopper seems
to be
doing fine now and has had no more episodes of vomiting. In fact his
called me that morning before I contacted her about this to inquire
about how
he was doing. That was nice and I appreciated it. I'm a bit
indignant that my
children's doctor doesn't afford us the same courtesy. A few years
ago I had
a vet for my ferrets who have since passed and he gave courtesy
calls as well.
I have another concern about Hopper though. He is our 10 week old
baby and
weighs 1.5 lb.. It concerns me a bit when I pick him up and I can
feel his
ribs clearly. Is this normal for a kit? Also, when should I stop
his food? I know these are probably simple questions but I want to
find out
as much as I can about my fuzzies as I can so they will be well
taken care
of. Our pets are our family. My oldest son even calls them his
brother and
By the way, I didn't take Hopper's food and water away from him. I
common sense and let him be since he seemed fine. Maybe he was just
overexcited and that upset his stomach.

Priscilla, Hopper, Spike, and Strawberry with a dash of Evan and