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From: Stephanie
Date: 2001-07-19 13:08:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] pee problem

Lupron shots, propecia and meletonin are all recommended for
prostate enlargement due to adrenal. If you search the
archives for "prostate" I'm sure you would find more info on
those medicines. The Lupron shots would be my personal
recommendation because my Icabod has responded very well to
it. He is on Lasix (diuretic) for his heart and recently has
started dribbling again and wetting the bed in his asleep, but
the Lupron totally helped his prostate problem. He used to
whine while urinating and he is much more comfortable now and
pees freely. Please talk to your vet asap about this because
an enlarged prostate could block his urinary track and it is
fatal if not taken care of.

Hope this helps,
with Maggie, Bullwinkle, Shasta, Emeline and Icabod
-----Original Message-----
From: kat parsons []
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2001 5:52 AM
To: FHL Post

i have a 6 1/2 yr. old MF Patterned white male ferret.
he has had a prostate problem [frequent peeing...dribbling
himself...cloudy pee] off and on for a long time...we
treated it with
Clavamox till we could get him adrenal surgery.
he has surgery on April 24, 2001. the vet removed Pye's left
said the right was slightly enlarged...but not enough to
risk it....also
stating that Pye's was the largest prostate he had ever
we had hoped that this surgery would relieve Pye;s prostate
we gave it did not seem to help..and i was bathing
Pye's lower
half several times a day...which he did not appreciate...
so asked his regular vet for the Clavamox again...hoping
this would clear
it up...which it did while we were giving it to him...[for 2
now...a few days since the end of the clavamox..he is
dribbling on himself
again...[or not peeing strongly enough to pee away from his
body] and
still "leaks" when standing in one place [like to eat]...

i don't remember the results of the last urinalysis done on
him...but he
DID have one was before his surgery tho...

does anyone have any suggestions?

i don't imagine it is good to KEEP him on clavamox
permanently...and the
only way i can get him to take it is to disguise it in duck
is not a problem...i don't mind doing that...
he does pee better while on it...but can't imagine the
medicine would be
good long term for him...right?

he eats and drinks just fine...

thanks for any help...

and "Bill S"...[you know who you are...;-)]...look for any
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