Message Number: SG265 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2002-07-13 02:32:10 UTC
Subject: RE: Need Help ASAP: Ferret W/ Kidney Problems; Crystals in Bladder
Message-ID: <6018212.1026527530175.JavaMail.root@scandium>

Is the crystals diagnosis a definite? I could be wrong, but it's my understanding that if a ferret's urinary tract is blocked by stones or crystals, he/she can't be made to pee by expressing the bladder. But this does work if the problem is prostate enlargement restricting the urethra.

> sometimes pees on his own but for the most part the
> vet drains his bladder by pinching it, I know he hurts