Message Number: YG3357 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Donna Lee
Date: 2001-05-08 12:38:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Sick Ferret

Hello. I may be of some help to you. I am on my
mom's e-mail and I read this one because I know a
little bit about them. It sounds to me like your
furbaby may have adrenal disease because of the
swollen vulva and the possible lumps. Can you feel
the lumps in the abdomen? If so, then I would take
her to another vet (not the one that you have taken
her to before because evidentally, they may not know
what they are doing) to get her checked completely. I
really doubt that they know what they are looking at
because my ferret has a hard band in her abdomen that
hasn't bothered her since I got her, plus she has a
reaccuring lump over her left eye. I have personally
had to drain this lump because when I took her to the
vet, they didn't know what they were doing and didn't
do it correctly, so the lump came back. Since I have
drained it, the lump has not came back and I drained
it last Friday Night. I hope that I have been of some
help to you and if you need any help with anything
else, let me know. Thanks alot and Best Wishes with
your furbabies.

--- "Anne-Marte B. Vaagan" <Vaagan@a...> wrote:
> Hello.
> I have been lurking on this newsgroup for a while,
> so I thought it would be time for me to introduce
> myself (and I need help).
> I am 24 years, and live in Norway. Here I am owned
> by two ferrets. Pia (albino female, 2 years) and
> Dennis (rescue, sable, about 2 years ).
> Now for my problem:
> Pia had a bad spay last year, and we had to do it a
> second time. Now she has an urinery infection. It is
> one of those really resistent, hard to get rid of
> ones (E-coli). We can't seem to shake it, and we are
> wondering if it might be something else as well. We
> have done x-rays today, and bloodtests. The x-ray
> was not done with contrast, so it is a bit hard to
> tell. The vet thought she saw some shadows by the
> left kidney. The right was hard to tell because of
> the position and the intestins around and over it.
> We have been wondering if it is adrenal or something
> else. My question is where could she get the ecoli
> from? Since it is this resistent we are starting to
> lean towards her getting it from the first spay (at
> another vet). Is this likely? Where could she have
> gotten it, if not from the vet?
> What could this be? And where do we go from here?
> (If it is likely she got it from one of the vets, we
> will make them pay some of the vet bills!!!)
> I don't want my baby to be sick anymore, but I do
> not know what else to do. Maybe and exploratory
> operation??
> SHe has a swollen vulva, but it goes up and down,
> and is not fully swollen. She also has secret coming
> out, and seems she can't help herself and urin keeps
> coming out (not much, but enough to keep her vet
> around the vulva)
> I hope I can get some help from you guys, sorry for
> being long winded!
> ANne-Marte

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