Message Number: YG6675 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-08-26 22:27:00 UTC
Subject: Re: itchy ferret


I have had this is as well and I used vaseline and massaged it into
their skin to relieve a lil' of the "ichy" It is good for hairballs
and not harmful to them if injested so just an idea, hope it relieves
you lil ones ichy's.

PS it makes them look like the fonz al SLICK...but it may help!

PPS I may have missed it but the adrenal gland not able to be removed?


In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "team-machine" <team-machine@e...> wrote:
> 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