Message Number: YG4959 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Christopher
Date: 2001-06-28 19:16:00 UTC
Subject: Re: small poops

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Jim & Laura Ferris" <jlferris@s...>
> All day long one of our ferrets has been having small frequent
poops. I've never seen this before, and it concerns me. He's eating,
and runs about, so there is no other symptoms.
> Please let me know...
> Laura (for Garf)

Could very well be a blockage... first thing I would do is to give
laxatone or petromalt 1/2 teaspoon. Tomorrow, if he was still doing
it, I would get him in to the vet because you don't want to go into
the weekend with a blockage, an emergency clinic 2am sunday morning
is going to charge you a fortune. If at any point he quits having
poops at all.. get him in to the vet and it probably wouldn't hurt to
call the vet right now, tell them what he is doing and that you are
dosing with laxatone tonight and see what they recommend. A blockage
can be life threatening, I'm relieved by the fact he is moving his
bowl some, but if he keeps straining to go you will end up with a
prolapsed rectum and a blockage and a very unhappy ferret....

best of luck and prayers for you both!