Message Number: YG6621 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-08-24 22:17:00 UTC
Subject: Re: (unknown)

With an immediate regrowing I'd have to wonder if she mechanically
rubbed off or pulled out the fur in one place. We had one who had
weird bilateral patches once and it turned out that the ferret was
using a tube into which it could just barely fit.

>First of all I would like to thank for the answers to my previous question.
>And Regina, I hope yopur job interview went well, despite of the bad timing
>of it.
>Anyway, my 5 yo. female Cilla lost hair and got a completely bald spot on
>her back. The fur on the bald spot started to regrow just a few days later,
>and for a while we could notice a day-to-day difference (And, no, i don't
>think it's because she sneeks into the bathroom and uses my Rogaine bottle
>when I don't see it...) She has also stopped scatching herself extensively
>since I started giving her a spoon of corn oil every day.
>According to the veterinary, ferrets with adrenal gland disease were
>unlikely to regaine their fur that fast. I would very much appreciate
>comments on this.
>In Cilla's casse it is like if her change from winter fur to summer fur
>freaked out. She lost her winter fur far too late, and at her rear she did
>not loose the winter fur at all, until she suddenly lost it right at the
>border between summer fur and winter fur without having any summer fur
>beneath. Could this be adrenal gland disease, or is it just a disturbance of
>some kind?
>Thankful for comments!