Date: 2001-06-27 09:26:00 UTC
Subject: Ferret ate bedding and died
The reason surgery was not an option was because the vet advised me
that. Tuggy was having convulsions and they did not believe that he
would make it through the antisteic or the surgery.
Tuggy was fine on Saturday morning. When I went in to fill up their
food dish Saturday night he wouldn't get up. I sat on Saturday night
and Sunday night finger feeding him water and food and heating up a
hot water bottle for him. On Sunday I spent 12 hours at the
emergency clinic. They were up front about not knowing how to treat
a ferret, but I couldn't get to my vet until Monday. I told them
about eating cloth and they poked around and said they did not
believe there was a blockage. He was going to the bathroom still at
this point. I was at my vet at 9 a.m. Monday morning. I spent over
$700 dollars. We did not neglect him. We have no small objects
around. We have no children, no children's toys. I don't know why
he/they chew their bedding. We nursed our 9 year old ferret for 2
years who suffered from insolunoma. Tuggie was our baby we did not
We got all three at SuperPets as babies so they were not abused.
I was very upset when I discovered this site yesterday and found out
that other people had surgery performed on their ferrets. I had 2
vets tell me how difficult it is to operate on a ferret. I'm not a
vet so I believe them.
I live in Oakville, Ontario if you can recommend a better ferret vet
to me I would go to him/her in a heartbeat.
Thank you to all those who have sent me their condolences.