Message Number: YG7104 | New FHL Archives Search
From: five out of six home safe
Date: 2001-09-08 01:55:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Tooth cutting into lip

--- Debbie Schwering <dschwering@s...> wrote:
> 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

wolf has a crooked face, and it causes one of his lower canines to form
a hole in his upper lip. i have consulted with a vet about it, who
feels that it is best to leave the tooth as-is provided it is not
causing any trouble. i periodically clean out his lip hole, which
collects "gunk" to a slight degree. it has never gotten particularly
irritated, nor has it ever gotten infected. provided i clean it a
couple times a week, all is well.

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