From: Public Relations
Date: 2001-03-02 17:13:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] stinky female smells like a male
While I am NOT a vet :) But , I would consider having a blood panel done
to see how her kidney functions are, if the vet has ruled out hormonal
scenting due to adrenal condition. Eye rings can as well as strong smell be
an indicator of kidney dysfunction-- at least in the few MF females we have
had here with the disease.
Sending good wishes that all will be well.
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At 06:25 PM 3/2/01 -0500, you wrote:
>I have a female in the shelter who started to smell like a whole hob in
>rut. 4 to 5 years old, marshall farms. Beautiful coat, wonderful
>Her head has the strongest smell,neck & back of head, but it is through
>out her body. She
>has also developed eye rings.
>Other than that she is active and sassy. My vet is stumped, and he
>doesn't want to do surgery because he hasn't a clue on what is going
>on. (He readily admits when he hasn't a clue)
>Any input, or info I can pass on would be greatly appreciated.
>Ferrets Unlimited Ferret Shelter
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