Message Number: YG7162 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-09-09 23:14:00 UTC
Subject: patchy hair loss on back

This was virtually the only symptom my ferret boo boo exhibited for several months before he was diagnosed with adrenal disease. look at toes of his hind feet. if there is a thinning of hair, it may be adrenal disease.

bald patches are best viewed underwater. put some ferretvite around the top perimeter of a sink or basin of warm water, deep enough for your ferret to stand in and be submerged up to his shoulders. you'll be able to examine him fully for an extended period of time while he's busy licking the ferretvite off the rim.