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From: tansy
Date: 2001-09-15 19:38:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] ferret with cold

Snowball has a runny nose & is sneezing a lot don't want to
give her any asprine she has no fever. she is still eating &
drinking plenty of water. Is there anything I can do for her
she has been this way for 6 days

Pat 6 days sounds awfully long for a cold. They usually
shake them off in a day or two. If it's just sneezing I
would consider allergy. Is she near an open window? The
pollen counts in the northeast have been extremely high.
Have you changed laundry detergents, fabric softner or
perfume or lotion? You might want to talk to your vet about
a trial of benedryl to see if that helps. And, yes a vet
visit is called for. In the meantime a warm, moist
washcloth applied to the snout will help break up any crusts
and let her breath more easily.

Good luck!