Message Number: YG6504 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-08-19 22:11:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Saying hello, and Charlie's kidney problem.

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Larry" <imagomundi@n...> wrote:
> -
> Can you, or anyone else tell me if there is any pain for a ferret
> with kindey failure ? Or is it a quality of life issue ? I ask
> because I want to get an idea of what to look for as the problem
> progresses.

Dear Larry:

Renal failure does not appear to be associated with pain - nausea and
fatigue are the most common signs reported by human patients, and
this parallel what I have seen in a host of species over the years.

I have no problem advising prolonging the life of a ferret in renal
insufficiency - you will know when it is time.

With kindest regards,

Bruce Williams, dVM