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From: Steve Austin
Date: 2001-06-15 13:44:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Weight Problem!

If you need help finding a vet in California, I know there is
a site somewhere
and a list- you can also contact Ferret Anonymous - they are
set up to help
fellow Californians with

I did take in a female rescue who was in the Humane Society
and fed
cat food, no exercise. She was a large female, or so I
thought, she is now
the skinniest I have, and the most active. However, she has
had her shots,
vet checkup and I can tell by her activitiy, nice coat, bright
eyes, good appetite,
that she is fine.

Yes, the wieght loss could be from exercise, but 2lbs is an
average, small male-
so you may be wrong about that. I would find a vet, and in
the meantime see
how he is- running around all day, active, eating, and no
weakness then it
isn't an emergency- but don't put it off too long, what about
those shots?
He needs distemper at least, and rabies as an option.


My Husband and I rescued a ferret about 2 months ago, and
the little guy was
a beef cake. I bet he weighed about close to 2 pounds. He
couldn't even
stand on his hind legs. Anyhow, we have recently moved, and
he has lost
weight. I mean the weight loss had begun before we moved
but recently we
have noticed the weight loss more. His previous owner had
him in a one level
cage, and never let him out to exercise. We were wondering
if it is normal
that he has lost so much weight due to all of the exercise
he gets running
around and playing with his sisters? Or should we be really
Though, we can't take him to the vet like anyone else
can.... Due to the
fact that we are in California, and you all are our only
hope. I hope to
hear from you..:)

Warm Fuzzies,