Message Number: YG5993 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-07-31 19:34:00 UTC
Subject: Re: losing hair in weird places

Actually, hair loss in those places is not so weird. Hair loss on
the tops of the feet is a fairly common occurance with adrenal
disease. Hair loss on the head is also not that uncommon.

Admittedly, hair loss beginning on the rump, across the shoulders or
back is the most common presentation, I've seen it and have heard
quite a few say they've seen it in the areas you mentioned.

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Nicole Hilliard" <nhilliard@c...>
> Hi. I've got another tough question here. Summer, my deaf DEW, has
been losing hair on her head and paws only. She has lost most of the
hair off of her ears (we call her "rat ears" because she's funny to
look at now).
> And the hair loss on her paws doesn't include her fingertips. She
looks kind of weird. Her vulva has been a tiny bit swollen for a
couple of months now. There has been no change in the size so I
haven't done anything about it. She is eating, drinking, and pooping
normally too.
> The hair loss on her head is in a band from the base of her ears
round her crown. If I can get my husband to bring home his company's
digital camera, I will try to post some pictures of my guys.
> Thanks.
> Nicole & the 3 ferts