Message Number: YG4587 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-06-15 17:37:00 UTC
Subject: Re Balding Ferret

In a message dated 06/15/01 7:31:58 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< But he has really
really thin fur. He always has and our
Ferret-Wise Vet checks him often and says he's
suffering from "perpetual bad-hair-itis". :) We
suspected this was the case! But now that the
weather's changing and all of my other babies are
shedding some unwanted winter fur, he's now BALD
ON HIS BACKSIDE! From the middle of his back down
to the base of his tail! >>

I would suspect adrenal disease here. Consider running bloodwork (the
Tennessee Panel), or exploratory surgery, if he's in decent shape otherwise
and is a good surgical candidate.

Dr. Ruth
Save lives - spay or neuter your pet.