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From: Steph
Date: 2001-06-27 17:08:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] Ferret ate bedding and died

Dear Michelle,
I am so sorry about your loss. I live in Toronto and have a
vet who does ferret surgeries all the time. He has been truly
amazing for my babies. This may be a bit far for you to
travel, but I am sure that the Ferret Aid Society would be
able to tell you of vets closer to you. If you would like
their phone number I could look it up and e-mail you.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2001 9:26 AM

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
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.

We got all three at SuperPets as babies so they were not

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.

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