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From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-09-07 18:36:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Tooth cutting into lip

Without seeing it, it's hard to say if it is or will be a problem,
but a number of people have written here about having a ferret with a
tooth that pokes the upper lip. I'm one of them!

Beasley has had a snaggletooth all his life as far as I know. He has
a little hole that has formed on the inside of his upper lip where
the tooth rests. He has never appeared to be in any discomfort, nor
has it affected his eating or appeared red or irritated.


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., Debbie Schwering <dschwering@s...>
> There is a ferret in the petstore next door to my office. One of
his front teeth is poking into his lip and has caused a small hole.
Is there
> anything I can do to help it heal? He seems to feel fine but I
worry about it getting worse if it's not looked at. The petstore
will not take him
> to the vet but they will let me do minor upkeep (i.e. nail
clipping, ear cleaning)
> Thanks for any help.
> Debbie