Message Number: YG6299 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-08-11 13:52:00 UTC
Subject: Re: health question

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., jonnycat19720@y... wrote:
> for the last two days our ferret Sinbad has been grinding his
> and has lost appetite, at first i thought it might be a sore tooth
> but recently he has been gagging as well. He dosent seem to have
> energy he had just 4 days ago. If anybody has any idea of the
> or has run into this before please let me know.

It sounds like it could be gastric ulcers. If Sinbad has black, tar-
like stools combined with the symptoms you listed, that might be it.
I am not a vet, but those are the symptoms listed on Dr. Williams
website. He could also have an intestinal blockage from a hairball or
something he should not have eaten. He really should be seen by a vet
who knows ferrets as soon as possible. Good luck.