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From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-06-28 16:17:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Ferret ate bedding and died

At 10:28 AM +0000 6/28/01, wrote:
>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
> neglect him.

So he was going to the bathroom but was having seizures? That would
not make me think of blockage; I'd think of insulinoma first, I
think. Yes, you tried very hard and that is something we all
strongly respect in a fellow ferret-admirer. When a post is short the
readers have no way to know particulars so they have to try to take
all options into consideration, that's all.