Message Number: YG7379 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-09-22 14:09:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Tails looking dirty, losing hair

---Acually this was mention last month someone suggested Selsen Blue
shampoo just make sure you rinse well.

In Ferret-Health-list@y..., Russell Prater <russellprater@w...> wrote:
> Cecilia McNamara wrote:
> >
> > Over the last month or so I have noticed first one than another
> > another of our ferrets tails losing hair and looking dirty. Close
> > inspection shows what appears to be blackheads under the skin. I
> > tried using "facewash" of my daughter's to clean them and it is
> > effective but not complete. Today I brought one ferret to the
vet. She
> > had no idea, but took a digital picture to send over the internet
> > another vet whom she felt was more knowledgeable on the subject.
> > anyone have suggestions or ideas for me?
> I am not a vet. What you describe sounds like what we
call "Rattail".
> The best thing I've found for it is scrubbing with Johnson &
> Clean & Clear Foaming Facial Wash and a soft brush. You'll need to
do it
> everyday for a couple of weeks and the hair may grow back soon or
> not grow back until the next shed.
> --
> Russ, Booger, Bonnie & Clyde
> russellprater@w...
> URA Redneck if you've asked the widow for her phone number at the
> funeral.