From: Steve Austin
Date: 2001-05-18 13:25:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Ferret coats and adrenal (was
repeated passing of blood)
. The first thing I do with a new ferret is
smell them as I find the odor carries clues about health, diet, over-
all care. I should point out that I've always been sensitive to scent.
So, the question, anyone else noticed there is a definite adrenal smell?
Anyone else find the coat in adrenals coarser, more oiler with a coated
I am glad you wrote that because that was exactly how Bear's coat was-
I just couldn't describe it as well.
He didn't start having the hair loss until almost a year after I got him,
I always noticed his coat wasn't soft and was different from the others.
I thought at first it was something I was doing, or the diet, but
the others were soft. Right before I did take him for the adrenal
surgery I noticed the fur was oilier looking.
I took in a ferret in September and his
coat also is similar and I think he may start to have some hair loss,
and definitely dry skin. So, I started saving for his future surgery,
I hope I don't see this adrenal thing any more, but with 10 I am sure
I will see at least 3 or more, and having had the first one just a month
ago I need to be better prepared. I will go smell them
today and see if there is a difference, it would be an interesting
study- I am sure it is related to the hormones produced
by the tumor, so it makes sense to me.
Do you see any differences between females and males?
GET INTERNET ACCESS FROM JUNO!
Juno offers FREE or PREMIUM Internet access for less!
Join Juno today! For your FREE software, visit: