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From: estellejackson
Date: 2001-05-31 16:38:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] Ferret Incontinence

I had aferret with the same problem, after a week or so he
started to lose weight. I tested his urine (with a dipstick) +
it came up with blood+++, so he was showing cystitis type
symptoms. Later urinalysis showed struvite crystals. After
antibiotics + a ph rectifier his waterworks are now fine + he
put the weight back on. Your ferret may not have the same
problem but it's always worth checking by taking a urine
sample to your vet (It only needs a couple of drops for a
dipstick test)

----- Original Message -----
From: Amy and Jim Robbin
Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2001 12:52 PM

Hi folks. I have a 4.5 yo, 3 1/2 pound male ferret, breeder
unknown. I've owned the ferret since he was six weeks old.
Anyway he had a check up two weeks ago, everything is fine
but his BG is 70. He's been a little on the lethargic side
as well.

Twice this week I noticed that he had urine on his belly.
The first time I didn't get too concerned I thought maybe he
dragged his fat belly through a puddle. This morning we
were playing the "make the bed" and "tickle the belly" game
when I noticed it again.

This incontinence is not something I can remember reading
about anywhere, any insights?


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