Message Number: YG5320 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Georgia
Date: 2001-07-09 22:47:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Watery stools

We did have a new ferret join the family recently. The female with
the watery stools and her sister are also newly acquired ferrets. We
got them from a woman in NJ about 2 months ago. The new ferret is a
PV ferret bought from a pet store about 3 weeks ago. She was fine up
until a couple of days ago. She hasn't gone outside, no food
changes, and no health problems we are aware of. I have not taken
her to the vet yet.

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., Sukie Crandall <sukiecrandall@t...>
> 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
> 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
> 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
> such as Kayolyte or Pedialyte to make sure that the diarrhea does
> 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.