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From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-08-26 08:34:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Oily stomach and Bleeding ears?

I can't tell you what's wrong (your guess on urine soaking sounds
pretty good to me if it's wet rather than oily), but I can tell you
that ferrets don't sweat, so it seems unlikely that it's anything
like that. Even if he does keep his belly off the surface when he's
urinating, urinary incontinence at other times may be the cause of
the wet belly. I don't know what medical conditions would cause
this, though an enlarged prostate can contribute to dribbling.


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., <hooked_on_ferrets@y...> wrote:
> I have a question for you. Have you ever heard of
> ferrets sweating? As strange as it may sound, I
> received a phone call from a lady who claims that her
> ferret's stomach (underside) is wet on a constant
> basis. I mentioned to her that he might not be
> picking his midriff up while he urinates, but she
> claims that he is and that it's sweat, not urine