Message Number: YG7333 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-09-19 06:53:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Thinning hair

Some ferrets with adrenal disease don't lose any fur, as with our
Scooterpie. Some lose just on their feet, some lose just over the
sacrum, some on top of the head, some... The fur loss can be
anywhere and tends to be bilateral. eventually it tends to
become quite widespread. There can also be behavioral
changes; one of ours not only picks fights then but she insists
on urinating on the head of the youngest. In females the vulva
may enlarge. Nipples may show up more. Males may develop
dangerous or painful difficulaty urinating.

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Jim & Laura Ferris" <jlferris@s...>
> One of my ferrets has thinning hair just in his neck area. The
thinning is front and back--all the way around. He has no other
symptoms and acts normal. He lets another of our ferrets do the
bite and hang on thing, but I'm wondering if this is really what is
causing the hair thinning. Is adrenal disease always
characterized by the balding tail and rear?
> Thanks for any info.