Message Number: YG463 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-03-01 08:38:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Wheezing Ferret

In a message dated 3/1/01 1:50:41 PM Eastern Standard Time, dmburman@r...

> I'm wondering out loud if it could be a symptom of cardiomyopathy even
> the ferret is only 9mo.? I've never had a ferret with this condition but it
> was my understanding that coughing & wheezing could be symptoms.
The symptoms of cardiomyopathy and heartwork are virtually the same, IIRC. I
would have the ferret looked at as soon as possible by a ferret friendly vet
to make any diagnosis - its possible that the ferret has asthma/allergies as
well. I would recommend blood tests, xrays and a thorough exam.

just my 2c - and I sincerely hope its nothing more than a cold!

Lisa Leidig, Head Ferret
The Ferret Haven "By-the-Sea"