Message Number: YG4298 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Connie
Date: 2001-06-04 07:33:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] RE: Connie

Thank you Dr. Murray for taking the time to respond.
I will be watching for the new book. I really wish
there were more docotors that really knew how to treat
these little guys.
--- AFERRETVET@c... wrote:
> Hi Connie,
> Sorry to hear about your ferret. Prostate problems
> are not common in dogs and cats. Prostates becoming
> big even to cause a urinary blockage are rare in
> dogs
> and cats. Unfortunately we do see prostate problems
> in
> male ferrets with adrenal gland disease. It can
> become
> fatal if the adrenal gland disease and the enlarged
> prostate
> are not treated. Hopefully when the new edition of
> the book
> Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents comes out, it will
> have more
> on treatment options for adrenal gland disease and
> for prostate
> problems, so more vets will be aware of this serious
> problem.
> Again sorry about your loss.
> Jerry Murray, DVM

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