Message Number: YG6098 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-08-03 18:33:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Help Please! Sick Ferret

In a message dated 08/03/01 10:19:22 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

At about 5 months old she started to lose some hair. The hair
was on the front of her front paws, her ears and her belly. I
her back to the vet and the vet said she was too young for Adrenal

disease. He gave her some shots for allergies and they didn't

Just a point I want to make here - adrenal disease, although
uncommon in
ferrets under a year, has been seen in ferrets as young as three
months. I
personally have seen it in a five month kit. The diagnosis should
not be
ruled out because of a young age.

You say the vaginal discharge is still present. Has the hair loss
Have you considered a urine culture? What about the Tennessee Panel
you're still concerned about adrenal disease?

Dr. Ruth
Save lives - spay or neuter your pet.