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From: Steph
Date: 2001-06-04 07:55:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: Drinking too much water?

I already have asked my vet and the amount that my baby is
drinking is a bit above what he said would be normal, but felt
that I should not worry too much right now as he appears to be
doing well, also he is still adjusting. I was wondering
though what other's experience was with volume of water
Contacting my vet has never been a problem, he always returns
calls and I volunteer there once a week. My vet came in on
his day off a couple of weeks ago for my ferret Woolf and has
even picked me up at home with a sick ferret when it was felt
it was too cold to travel.
One more question. What is the BIG archive?
Thank you
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, June 01, 2001 10:23 PM

Am not sure how much too much drinking is, but read in the
FML that
drinking alot of water could mean kidney failure and there
is no
cure for this. My suggestion would be to ask your vet how
much is too
much. Most good vets will answer your questions over the
phone for
free, at least this is whats been told to me. You might
also check
BIGs archives for kidney failure.


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., rumtum99@s... wrote:
> Hi,
> I just got a baby ferret last week. He is about 13 weeks
now, and
> cute. I was wondering how much water is normal for him to
> seems to drink a lot compared to what I was use to with my
> ferrets. I just measured what he drank from his water
bottle in 24
> hours and it was just over 100 cc's of water. This does
not include
> the water which he drinks outside the cage. Mikey spends
a good
> of the day loose. His coat is a bit sparse, but I am
hoping this is
> just due to season change. His stools still are not fully
> but a fecal was sent off and it came back negative. I am
now trying
> to switch him over to Totally Ferret. My vet did say we
could send
> off a urine, but decided to wait a bit. He is very active
and has a
> good appetite .
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Steph and Mikey

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