Message Number: YG5436 | New FHL Archives Search
From: The Divide Homeowners Assoc.
Date: 2001-07-13 00:49:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Vet's advise please

Quoting Stephanie Blue <BSBlue@p...>:

I can't speak of Bo's problems but I can tell you that
my ferret Oliver was put on zantac for nausea, he is on
alot of different med's and the zantac has helped alot,
good luck. Dee and her 7 rescues.

> I have the ferret Bo that I recently posted about his
improvement, I spoke
> > too soon. A brief summary: He was diagnosed with
Helicobactor 3 weeks
> ago> and put on Amoxi and Flagyl. The flagyl made
him vomit and caused
> unneede> d stress, so the vet put him on
chlorphenical. He was on that for a week
> a> nd the Amoxi for 2 1/2 weeks. I put him on
prednisone because he was not
> i> mproving and I had to force every drop of food
down him. His appetite was
> > getting better, his stool's were mostly formed, and
his attitude was all
> ar> ound better. Tuesday morning he started
vomiting. He does not do it
> every> time I feed him, but when he does it is bad.
You can literally hear it
> ru> mbling up into his esophagus. Until yesterday he
was on carafate 4 times
> a> day. I started giving him Pepcid today,
hopefully to make a difference.
> > I took him into work and took x-rays, both a
lateral and DV. Two of the
> ve> ts looked at the films and could not find
anything outstanding. I work at
> > a cat and dog hospital, we do not treat ferrets
there and they are not
> conf> ident about what they see. We talked about
either sending the films to
> Mis> sion Med Vet, or I might make the drive to
Kansas State. I cannot do so
> un> til next week (it is a 2 hour drive). He is
still taking the pred (0.4 ml
> > BID), Pepcid(0.4ml 4 X day), and occassionally
Pepto when I can get it
> dow> n him. The bloodwork and UA the ferret vet ran
3 weeks ago were within
> nor> mal limits. He has lost so much weight, he is
hungry but vomits up most
> of> what he eats. Any suggestions would be greatly

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