Message Number: YG3507 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-05-13 14:29:00 UTC
Subject: RE: [Ferret-Health-list] Triaminic

> My name is Dianna and I have 4 ferrets, I have one that is a deaf
> blaze, he is very fun loving and fiesty. Well the last 3-4 days he
> had been sneezing and coughing especially when scurrying around the
> the others. So a lady here in town that has a ferret shelter told me
> to give triaminic to him. I gave him, 3cc and this was late last
> night around 10 pm.

Whoa! I use Triaminic with my ferrets but 1cc max for a large male.

>Well this morning at 10 am he is VERY groggy and
> almost acting drunk. Should I just let him sleep it off or do I need
> to worry about adverse reaction or overdosing ?
Too late now probably, but make sure his breathing and heart rate stay up
and steady.

> He seems fine
> otherwise, I just didn't think with their fast metobolism that he
> would still be acting effected toady. The other question I have is
> can you go to far when cleaning the ears. I was cleaning and I went
> pretty far because I was coing up with alot of stuff but he whined a
> little. I couldn't have hurt his ear drum could I ? He was walking
> very slowly and would kind of fall to the side sort of like a drunk.
> Does anyone know what I am talking about ?
WIth his other symptoms I would guess he has an ear infection (probably
along with mites). He needs to get into the vet ASAP!