Message Number: YG6074 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-08-02 21:54:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Mouth sores?

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Amber Ann" <poeticnebula@y...> wrote:
> A couple of days ago I noticed that my 4 month old male had a small
white spot at the back of his mouth. I checked all my others and
noticed that my 4 year old male had one too but all my others did
not. Since all are healthy, eating well, drinking well, and very
active I decided to watch and see. In a couple of days the spot was
gone in my 4 year old, but still present in my 4 month old.
> If this was my human kids I would watch and wait, as long as they
seem healthy and are not showing any signs of illness. I just worry a
bit since the spot has not disappeared yet. Should I worry more, or
am I taking a reasonable approach?

I often hear about the small white spot, but without a icture, it is
a very difficult diagnosis over the Net. My general guidance,
though, is if this ferret is doing well, eating fine, etc. taking a
watch and see atttitude is the prudent way to go.

With kindest regards,

Bruce Williams dVM