Message Number: YG3820 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-05-20 16:31:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Digest Number 194

In a message dated 05/20/01 8:03:16 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

I found this in the archives: Tooth grinding is a sign of abdominal pain,
and gastric ulcers are by far the most common cause. Not all ulcers result
in total anorexia, but they may. It seems as if it might have been worse
back in March, but many ulcers do tend to wax and wane.

Do I just keep feeding him baby food and monitor his output, or is there
some other test I can take him to my vet for? He is extremely bony, so I
don't know if getting blood is possible? Oh, and he is eating. I see him
eat the regular dry food.

If he is showing signs of ulcers, they will not go away without being
treated. I heartily recommend you discuss ulcer treatment with your vet, but
also consider having him checked for another tooth abscess.

Dr. Ruth
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