Message Number: YG5313 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-07-09 19:18:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Watery stools

Do you have any further information. Has a new ferret joined the
family? Has the ferret been out and had a chance to drink from a
puddle or some such, or had a drink from an aquarium? Have foods been
changed? Does the ferret have underlying health problems?

Has the vet done any fecal checks (useful!) when the ferret had its
appointment about this? If no appointment, yet, do make one if this
continues. They will at times get something that is short term and
not worrisome with logical care.

Meanwhile, keep the ferret hydrated. If dehydration occurs get to
the vet promptly for an injection of sub-cutaneous fluids.

If the runs are bad give the ferret an electrolyte replacement fluid
such as Kayolyte or Pedialyte to make sure that the diarrhea does not
cause a depletion of essential electrolytes.

If the runs turn black or tarry get to the vet promptly since that
will be blood.

BTW, I am not a vet.