Message Number: YG4270 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-06-03 13:24:00 UTC
Subject: Everyone is confused!

I have a 6 month old Marshall Farms ferret. (female) I just got home
from the vet yesterday and they told me some confusing things. Her
urinalysis showed that she had very high gluclose levels in her
urine, but her blood work showed regular levels of gluclose in her
blood. She also had lots of ketones (sp?) in her urine, which I
guess is a sign of liver disease, but she is eating like a
pig...which contradicts the liver disease theory. She is VERY
lethargic and seems to not use her back legs very much. She CAN use
them because she occasionally does, but they seem very weak. She is
now on Baytril via 1/4 pill 2X day. Any other suggestions to what
may be happening to my poor baby girl? All this illness seemed to
have just hit her within a 12 hour period. She was very active one
night....and the next morning, this. Anywho...any help or advice I
could get would be very helpful. Thank you.
P.S. Our other ferret wants his playmate back!