Message Number: YG6004 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Karen Purcell, DVM
Date: 2001-07-31 17:29:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] losing hair in weird places


> Hi. I've got another tough question here. Summer, my deaf DEW, has been los=
> ing hair on her head and paws only. She has lost most of the hair off of he=
> r 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 kin=
> d of weird. Her vulva has been a tiny bit swollen for a couple of months no=
> w. There has been no change in the size so I haven't done anything about it=
> . She is eating, drinking, and pooping normally too.

Sure sounds like adrenal disease, especially with that swollen

> 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.

What does your vet think?

-Dr. Karen

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