From: Adela Martin
Date: 2001-08-27 15:21:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] ill ferret
My Minx passed away yesterday, and me and my husband were mad at ourselves,
because we believed we did something wrong. She was only 2 yrs old, and
stayed outside. We thought the reason she was so skinny was because of
Sphynx, our new male ferret, not letting her eat. we asked out vet, but he
does not handle to many ferrets, should he could not really help us on this
issue. We noticed her bleeding yesterday when we gave her a bath, and found
that she had fleas all over her. we called the vet and he told us to give
her honey and water, because she was so weak and dehydrated, could that
have harmed her??? I still don't understand her dying and so young. My male
ferret is doing fine, just a little fat. He just seems that he is lonely
now. He also had fleas on him, but not as much as she, and we put Advantage
on them. I believe we were just to late for Minx. Was there anything else
we could have done for her???
From: rebecca klein [mailto:jaxy25@y...]
Sent: Monday, August 27, 2001 1:44 PM
Hi! I'm sorry to hear about your little ill jill.
Better get her to a vet ASAP if she's that
lethargic and is lacking appetite. If she's not
drinking, dehydration is a serious concern and
that could really send her downhill in a hurry.
Could be any number of serious/non-serious
ailments. Good luck!
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