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From: tansy
Date: 2001-08-26 22:04:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] itchy ferret

to follow up on Mike (good idea) the itching is a fairly
common occurance with adrenal tumors. Surgery would be the
best option if possible. Though I do have a girl who has had
bilateral surgery but was still itchy and finally has improved
on Lupron, Took a couple months though
----- Original Message -----
From: team-machine
Sent: Sunday, August 26, 2001 7:33 PM

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

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