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From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-08-26 19:47:00 UTC
Subject: Re: itchy ferret

Sounds like he might benefit from a larger dose of Lupron. 200
micrograms is not very much over a four month period. 100 micrograms
per month is the smallest dose that is usually thought to be of
value, and even that isn't enough to work for all ferrets.


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "team-machine" <team-machine@e...>
> Hello,
> Can anyone suggest something for a very itchy ferret? (Besides
Benadryl or Pred) Flounder my black eyed white is also a victim of
adrenal problems and is on the Lupron injection (200mcg- 4month
depot). He scratches and scratches all the time. I know he is
miserable and it makes me miserable just having to watch him itch so
much. We have tried the Benadryl but it is not working. I've bathed
him and that doesn't work only stresses him out! He has very little
hair and sometimes scratches so much his skin becomes irritated from
his nails. I need to keep his nails trimmed all the time so the
damage he does to his skin is lessened. I would be grateful for any
input. Thanks much!! KM