Message Number: YG4931 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sharonkay
Date: 2001-06-27 14:23:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Ferret ate bedding and died

Are you sure he died from a blockage? If the vet didn't feel
anything or x-rays didnt' show anything etc. You said he was
going to the bathroom, which doesn't sound like a blockage.
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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
about eating cloth and they poked around and said they did
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
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
neglect him.