Message Number: YG4707 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Karen Purcell, DVM
Date: 2001-06-19 20:11:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] My pup ate ferret poop!


> Here's a good one for the Docs...My 10 week old boxer pup ate some ferret
> poop from the litter box yesterday, she woke up vomiting last night and had
> really bad diarrhea today...I busted her again today, after she was feeling
> better, and w/in the hour, there she was vomiting again! She and I had just
> returned home when she did it.I didn't know that she'd done it last night,
> or I would have lifted the box up. My husband busted her yesterday, but
> forgot to tell me. She looks pathetic, although the diarrhea is now gone.
> Have you ever heard of this? If so, what the heck is in the GI tract of a
> ferret that would make my puppy sick??? Should I bring her into my Doc in
> the AM?????

What kind of litter are you using? My dog eats ferret poop without
any diarrhea, but she only goes for the 'misses' out of the litter
box (I'd be mad if she wasn't keeping the floor clean <sigh>)

-Dr. Karen