Date: 2001-08-25 12:23:00 UTC
Subject: Need help
I have a female ferret that is 4 yrs old. Her name is
Sassy. She had her right adrenal gland removed back in
may and right after her hair started to grow back. She
still has the little black heads in her tail. I don't
know how I can remove them. My vet told me that is not
so important. This past Thursday Sassy woke up not
wanting to walk. I imediately took her to the doctor.
The doctor did a full blood work. Red blood cells a
little lower. Glucose is 186. And she found a little
blood in her urine. We also took X-rays from the side
and from her tomy. Couldn't see a lot. Sassy is around
2.5 lbs. The doctor noticed that on side of her heart
seems to be a little swolem. Please, I need help.
Sassy is eating fine only if we hand feed her with A/D
and baby food. I bought today Hi-Vite drops to give
her some iron for the low red cells. My doctor
suggested to do another test for adrenal gland. I
don't know if it is possible to develp a problem on
the other galnd in only three monts. Is this procedure
something normal? Should I worried about a tumor?
Sassy doesn't seem to be in pain. She doesn't move,
very lethargic. Should I decide to do a ultrasound to
see if there is a tumor somewhere else in her little
Please, email me to
I would appreciatte any help.
Alexandra & Sassy