Message Number: YG4233 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-06-02 13:48:00 UTC
Subject: Re Bladder Infection was Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Digest
Number 216

In a message dated 06/02/01 12:15:44 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< I have a male ferret, Teddy Bear, who has a history of bladder infection
running 2 yrs. He is 5 yrs of age. He has floaters in urine, some blood.
No crystals. We just did a round of Clavamox and he started straining
just as I finishing his doses. He has gone back to my vet and is being
flushed again. We are going to try Baytril. My vet feels that this may be
our last ditch effort. I'm looking at having to have him put to sleep if
there are no other options. >>

Has he been checked for adrenal disease? Two years is a long time without
other symptoms, but it still could be? What about x-rays to rule out a
bladder stone? Has a culture and sensitivity test been done on the urine to
see what actually would be the best antibiotic and if it is indeed an

Dr. Ruth
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