Message Number: YG3790 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-05-20 16:07:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Re: Please Help

Ferretgirl wrote:
>Then Loki started losing weight slowly...
>I had blood tests and stuff done, he was fine. I started feeding him
>ferretvite, ferretone, hand feeding food. Most of all I gave him a
>lot of love and attention... He slowly gained weight till 2lb 3oz,
>and has remained since.

It's good that you followed his weight change and checked.
Unexpected and unseasonal weight loss can be a great clue that a vet
check is needed. When we have elderly ones who do that we also check
the heart since it was the only symptom one of our's with
hypertrophic (rather than dilated) cardiomyopathy had in the early
stages. Many things can cause weight loss, even an active and happy
life style, so weight loss may mean nothing or it may help catch a
serious problem early enough to have better results than would
otherwise be expected.