Date: 2001-05-16 06:18:00 UTC
Subject: (no subject)
This was the original message posted on 5/10/01
Thank you all for responding to my original post about Bandit...
I took him to the vet and he could not or did not feel comfortable getting
his urine-so I'll work on that at home. Bandit did give the vet a sample of
white seedy diarrhea during his office visit- I just noticed for the first
time bright red specks of blood along with it and the doctor said the white
seeds I referred to was mucous. I don't know but blood sounds serious to me,
the doctor said he thought Bandit had a case of colitis. I know from what I
read here that colitis is rare in ferrets so I told him so. He didn't seemed
to concerned with the blood and his suggestion was to put Bandit on a new
diet-the eukanuba blend for fragile intestines....
>tried it and Bandit didn't like it.
While at the vet I had him do a full CBC as well as an in house blood test
cause whenever I try to get the blood glucose from the lab the values seem to
come back wrong. The results came back all normal (I couldn't believe it)
and the in house blood glucose read "79" and the one sent out was "98" so I
don't know which to believe.
Dr. Williams in addition to Bandit's problems with his stools he also has bad
breath and a hard ball/callus on his foot pad-I notices hair loss on the
elbows of top legs and feet, areas that he lies on...my vet says to soak his
foot in empsom salts??
Since the original post I have only seen blood in his stool twice and it was
the day I took him to the vet. The blood was bright red indicating that it
was coming from the lower bowel which my vet says is not indicative of an
ulcer. His stools are back to seedy, yellow, brown, green haven't seen much
mucous as of lately but it was happening for awhile before and that's why I
took him to the vet
Dr. Williams what do you thing this blood means?? What would you recommend
as a treatment?? Also I have a copy of the blood results if there is
anything that you would like to know about his blood chemistry.
Oh the doctor gave me bene bac (something with acidolphilus and the other
good bacteria) and I asked him for Tylan for the diarrhea what do you think??
Thank You all so very much,