Message Number: YG5351 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Russell Prater
Date: 2001-07-10 20:14:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] tail trouble

shelly palmer wrote:
> I'm new at this. I sent my question yesterday but I'm
> unaware if the response takes a few days or if I
> posted incorrectly yesterday. I will try again!
> My ferret, Yuki, is an albino female. She seems to be
> afflicted with this problem once a year. She gets
> little black spots on her tail and can even loose her
> tail fur. Last year another of my ferrets got the same
> problem. This year it is only Yuki. I have 3.
> I'd like to know if any of the vets know what this is.
> If any of the vets know what causes it and how best to
> treat as well as prevent it.

I'm not a vet, but I have dealt with "rattail" in my own crew. What I
foumd to be the most help is Johnson & Johnson's Clean & Clear Foaming
Facial Wash. I scrub the tasil daily for a couple of weeks with the
Clean & Clear and a soft tooth brush. Then I rinse the tail and scrape
any remaining blackheads out with a toothpick. After a couple of weeks
you usually have a nice pink tail and can go to washing twice a week or
weekly. You may see hair groth in a month or it may take until the next
shed before it grows back.

Russ, Booger, Bonnie & Clyde

URA Redneck if you give dad a gallon of Pepto-Bismol for his birthday.