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From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-07-08 19:01:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Ferret's and Diarrhea?

It could be just stress related, but is there any chance the new one
could have picked up ECE from your other ferret? It doesn't really
sound like it since she's eating. Usually, when they come down with
ECE they feel really bad and won't eat. If you don't know what ECE
is, check out this link...

Dehydration is always a concern with diarrhea. I would get her into
a vet as soon as you can. I don't think it should wait until your
vet gets back from vacation.


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., jraja0722@y... wrote:
> Hello all,
> I just adopted a new ferret this past friday. Her previous owners
> had been feeding her wiskas cat food or something like that. We
> begun to switch her over to a Totally ferret/8 in 1 mix, allowing
> to have a little of the cat food mixed in for the moment. She is
> somewhere between 2-3 yrs old and has never been taken to a vet.
> will be remedying that asap, but our vet is on vacation. My
> is that since Saturday night, she has consistantly had diarrhea.
> behavior is fairlly normal, for being in a new house, and she is
> drinking quite a bit, and is eating (picking out her old food first
> then settling for the new stuff). I'm a fairly new ferret owner,
> being our second, but I'm used to having any of the animals I bring
> home have diarrhea or loose stool, presumably from stress.
> this seems a little excessive, especially with this past one being
> very foammy and noisy. How long before this continued diarrhea
> becomes a problem, and we need to take some kind of steps?
> Thanks,
> J