Message Number: YG4169 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Dianna Saenz
Date: 2001-06-01 01:00:00 UTC
Subject: Help with infected ferret toe

Hi all,

Don't know if you remember I am the one that had the
accidental miss
with the clippers and my Gingers nail got pulled out ? Well
it looks like
there is a partial nail, but it looks like it is infected, the
toe is
swollen and red and the pad is slightly peeling. I would
think it would be
painful, but she only has a problem if you touch it. It looks
like it needs
to be I&D'ed, but I can't get to our regular fuzzie vet until
at the
earliest Tuesday because he is out of town and his associates
are not so
versed with the ferts. I guess, my main question is, can it
wait, I just
noticed yesterday that it was swollen and pus filled looking.
She is acting
fine and maybe a little sluggish, but playing with the others
without any
problem. Do they get septic fast? Is this an emergency type
thing or do we
think we can hold out provided it doesn't look any worse. I
was thinking
about trying to wrap it in a warm soak tonight and see if that
might help.
Is there anything I could give her ? Waiting to hear....
Thanks in

Dianna & The Animal House