Message Number: YG5813 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-07-27 03:40:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Pus in Urine

In a message dated 7/27/01 6:58:57 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
dale_nupp@i... writes:

<< More invasive procedures discussed include catheterization or turning
Odo from a boy into a girl. However, my vet says catheterization is
difficult in ferrets and he has never done the sex change operation. If
surgery is appropriate, I will gladlyy travel the New York, Washington area
for a more experienced vet. I am near Philadelphia.
I have never seen this discussed on the FML, FAIML or FOB so any
thoughts on additional or alternative treatments would be appreciated. >>


I've had a couple of boys under the surgery to reroute the urethra. It was
extremely successful in both cases (Ben went a year plus after his surgery,
PeeDee is working on the 2nd year and still going strong). I am sure that you
can find a vet close to you that can perform this type of surgery - why not
right to the shelters near you and find who they are using and work your way
out? Good luck to you and Odo!

Lisa Leidig, Head Ferret
The Ferret Haven "By-the-Sea"