Message Number: YG6731 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Ulrike
Date: 2001-08-28 14:18:00 UTC
Subject: Stomatitis? Vets please (or anybody who can help)

Hi there

Can ferrets get stomatitis? I've got one ferret with a bad mouth and
antibiotics don't really help (he gets Synulox), his mouth gets all red all
over and his gums are very swollen. He had a dental on the 17th of July so
his teeth are clean and they weren't very dirty to begin with but his gums
were and still are very red and swollen, even though he's been on
antibiotics twice. The antibiotics cleared the redness in his mouth but
didn't help with the red swollen gums at all. They also bleed easily. Also
there are 2 swellings at the back of his mouth on both sides which he has
always had. Does anybody have any idea what it could be and could that
cause the 3rd eyelid to come up? Because it's been up for a couple of
months, it covers about a third of his eyes, both eyes, on the one side the
eyelid is red as well and Spike looks just off colour and is pretty quiet.

Thanks for any help.

and Jilly, Jack, Bella, Mason, Baby, Dana, Fox, Reno, Rose, Jasmine, Spike,
Hobo, Gremlin and Bobby

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