Message Number: YG5318 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-07-09 22:54:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Jaw popping

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., snedacker@m... wrote:
> One of my ferrets, Draco, is having a small problem. When he eats
> yawns, you can hear his jaw "pooping" or "grinding". It sounds
> almost the same, as someone with TMJ. The vet checked to see if it
> was out of line, and she could find nothing. He eats, plays, and
> poops, I'm not sure if this is something I
> be worried about or not?

I wouldn't worry overly much, as it is not something that in the
absence of clinical signs or radiographic findings, we wouldn't even
have an idea of what to fix.

If this was my post - I'd probably have about ten people ask me what
sound a jaw makes when it poops......

Another typing-challenged lister,

Bruce Williams, DVM