Message Number: YG4204 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Russell Prater
Date: 2001-06-01 17:23:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Still need some help on my babies

> Maryi Mauney wrote:
> Hello,
> I wrote in FHL# 208 about Nozy's toe possibly being broken. I am still
> needing a little help in this situation. Just a breif overview: She
> got under the couch and when I tilted it forward she screamed. I
> noticed her toe was swollen and bruised on the bottom. The first day
> she couldn't bend it. Now, it is still swollen but, she can bend it
> and does not show any signs of pain. Do I need to take her to the vet
> or is there anything they can do about a broken toe?

If it was one of my ferrets, we would have already been at the vets. If
it's just a broken toe, there is probably nothing they can do, but a vet
visit cost me $20 and it's worth that for piece of mind.

> My other question was about Streaker, she is a blaze, 4 months old.
> She has recently gained weight and I can see things that look like
> bruises on her belly. I am guessing they could be veins. She is acting
> fine and has had no trauma. Just need some posible answers to what
> this could be.

The most common cause of what looks like bruising on the belly is new
hair growing in. Has she begun her spring shed?

Russ, Booger, Bonnie & Clyde