Message Number: YG6783 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-08-29 22:01:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Itchy ferret

I don't know if adrenal disease is the cause of the itching, but
problem adrenals can't necessarily be palpated. Mast cell tumors can
be pretty itchy, so those would be a pretty good bet for at least
part of the problem.

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "ahinton" <ahinton@s...> wrote:
> I also have an itchy ferret (5 year old male). He has had some
mast type
> cell tumors on his face and one on his back lately. His skin looks
> in patches. I started washing him again with a special sulfur
based shampoo
> the vet gave me that has helped in the past. He was checked for
> propblems several months ago by two different vets and neither felt
> anything. He has no hair loss. What are other possible causes for
> itchiness besides adrenal problems?
> Alisa