Message Number: YG6813 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-08-31 01:20:00 UTC
Subject: Re: why won't she drink?


I am not a vet although Nibbler went through adrenal surgery and I
was concerned that he was not drinking enough either. I do not know
the exact quantity expected although I found that if he was eating
the chicken soup depending on how liquidy it is the seem to get
enough hydration from that as well u have to take on another account
that you cannot watch them ALL the time and your lil one may sneak a
lick or two when you are not looking...they will seem groggy and blah
after being under the knife you just have to be patient and keep a
good eye on the hydration factor are doing good to keep a
watchful eye on that! I know what u r going through just keep high
hopes and perhaps try to syringe a lil to your furr kid and see if he
bites...good luck and keep us posted! Vex

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., echotally@y... wrote:
> Since Lucy had her surgery yesterday it has been really hard to get
> her to drink her water. She will eat kibble and chicken baby food,
> is peeing and pooping, but she won't drink. Today she had a 20cc
> bolus at the vets cause she was slightly dehydrated. What can I do
> help her? How much water should a 1pound 5oz ferret drink a day
> anyway? Help!