Message Number: YG540 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-03-02 12:37:00 UTC
Subject: Re: mucusy

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Alexis & Jason Thonen"
<alexisandjason@h...> wrote:

> two weeks ago, mucus, mucus with blood, rush to the vet who can find
> (although if it IS ECE, why in the world didn't the vet suspect
this?), then
> he was fine 2 days later. he is still eating and drinking, but he
has now
> started grinding his teeth.
> is the trend leaning toward ECE?
> thanks,
> alexis


Did your vet consider ulcers? Teeth grinding and blood in the stool
may indicate ulcers although the blood is usually digested and appears
as a dark tarry stool. In general, we use Carafate (human ulcer
medication) in a suspension in water, and treat with Amoxi and, if the
ferret doesn't react too strongly, Pepto Bismol. The pepsin in the
Pepto helps coat the stomach and intestines, the carafate coats any
ulcerated tissue, the Amoxi (often used with Flagyl) helps kill the
bacteria often associated with ulcers. The bismuth in the Pepto also
kills this bacteria.

I just joined here so if I'm repeating something already covered,
please excuse this newco