Message Number: YG3414 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-05-10 15:54:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Ferret is Zoning...

Even if your vet isn't that ferret knowledgeable, he can perform a
simple blood glucose test. This will give you an idea as to whether
or not you're dealing with insulinoma.

A reading of 70 mg/dl or below would definitely be suspect.


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Julie Reinbold" <reinbold@s...>
> I have a ferret who is about 5 years old. She has always been VERY
> active, to the point of hyperactive. She was always busy running
> exploring and playing, and would NEVER slow down.
> Recently, I've noticed some really strange behavior. Most of the
> she's zooming around like normal, but now and then, she'll slow
down. I
> mean, really slow down. It's as if she's zoning out and staring into
> space. She'll flatten a bit and lower her head. Sometimes it's
> accompanied by a 'flopsy-mopsy' type of movement, as if drugged. If
> move or call her, she usually snaps out of it, and acts normally
for a
> while, but usually this happens in groups of episodes. If you pick
> up, she will lay in your arms for much longer than seems normal for
> This isn't all of the time, just now and then, but enough to start
> concerning me. It's not like her at all. I worry about Insulinoma,
> this be? I took her to the vet and he didn't seem concerned, but
I'm not
> so sure how much he really knows about ferrets.
> Any help is appreciated!
> Julie