Date: 2001-05-14 22:39:00 UTC
Subject: RE: [Ferret-Health-list] Another New Experience
> Just when I think I've seen it all with ferrets, I
> do believe that I may now have a little girl in
> heat. She's a rescue that I got tonight. She
> came from a feed store and I was told she was
> badly neglected and in awful housing. She
> certainly doesn't look it. She is short and
> stocky, not your typical "farm" ferret. She is a
> sable with lots of yellowing. Grooming and a bath
> will come tomorrow. Her vulva is large (1/2 the
> size of a grape...is that big?). Since there is
> no evidence of hair loss or other adrenal
> symptoms, I'm guessing she may be in heat.
Sounds like it.
> I guess it's too late to ask questions of the List
> as I'll be taking her to the vet in the a.m. I'm
> certain she's never had a vaccination before. I'm
> curious how they'll determine whether she's in
> heat or pregnant (does the vulva remain swollen?)
No vulva goes down after bred.
> or in the early stages of adrenal. Guess I'll
> find out. I'll pass on whatever info I get.
If she is whole and in season she will have to be spayed or put with a
vasectomized hob or her life can be in danger from anemia.
> I suspect she will stay here....#6. I swore I
> wouldn't take any more in but, once I hear about a
> bad situation, I can't rest until I have them in
> my hands.
Only 6...what are you complaining about?<g>
Then, I don't want to let them go. Oh
> well. Guess I'll just work a few more years....
> I think I'll name her Emma.