Message Number: YG6012 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-07-31 22:10:00 UTC
Subject: Poopy Problem

I have never posted to the list before, but am hoping for some
info. I rescued a ferret back on May 26 and brought her into my home
that has 3 ferrets that are 3yr,2 1/2yr, and 2 yr. When i took her
to the vet here she told me she had Giardia and treated her with
flagyl. Soon the others developed diarrhea and they were all treated
with flagyl and panacure for 5 days. I take them 2 hours away to a
more ferret knowledgeable vet for shots and check ups June 29 still
complaining of seedy loose stools, fecals taken,they find bacteria,no
giardia,except the rescue,and put all of them on amoxidrops mixed
with flagyl for 14 days. Called last week saying stools on a couple
are still watery with just a little brown with the next one being
brownish orange and seedy. He has me giving them 1cc of yogurt till 3-
5 days after normal poops because he said we may have killed off some
of the good bacteria with medication for so long. None of them are
lethargic,losing weight or acting funny, but no normal poops, one day
they are watery the next day loose and seedy and they stink. I am
very concerned and would like any help is very hard to
find good ferret knowledgeable vets in my area, thats why i take them
2 hours away, but they aren't getting any better with their advise
either. Thank you for the help.

Lynn and the four fuzzies
Bandit,Mitzi,Gizmo and Callie the rescue