Message Number: YG664 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-03-04 08:19:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Poop chart

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., Edward Lipinski <elipinski@j...>
Can you (anybody) find out why black tarry feces is most always a
> precourser to ferret death?

While I can't say that it's always a precursor to death, I can say
that it often is, most especially in cases where the ferret has had
an appetite/diet disorder.

Black tarry feces is usually an indication of a bleeding stomach,
which suppresses appetite due to pain & nausea.

Debi Christy
Ferrets First Foster Home