Message Number: YG5162 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Karen Purcell, DVM
Date: 2001-07-04 18:07:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Possible Blockage


You wrote:
> Hi Folks. Gussie will eat just about anything that doesn't run. Anyway my=
> husband is doing some work on the floors and left a pair of knee pads in t=
> he ferret room. It looks like Gussie may have eaten a good part (about an =
> inch or two) of the rubber straps.
> I've been keeping an eye on him, giving him extra petromalt and nothing has=
> passed. He is eating, pooping and behaving like his usually crazy self...=
> should I be concerned? Is it possible that the rubber actually broke down =
> and digested?
Or did he just chew them up and hide them somewhere? Rubber
doesn't show up on x-rays - observation is the way to go here.

-Dr. Karen

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