Message Number: SG519 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Caitlyn Martin
Date: 2002-07-27 19:57:11 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] malignant adenocarcinoma
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On Fri, 26 Jul 2002 23:56:34 EDT wrote:

> Hello, my name is Lana. I have a ferret that just all of a sudden
> started having symptoms of Adrenal also. However, it seems like just
> over night they appeared. He had hair over the weekend and then all
> of a sudden just three days ago I picked him up and he is almost bald
> on both his sides and down his back.

Hi, Lana,

I've seen that too. You need to get your ferret to the vet. You can
search through the archives and you will see many, many posts that
remind us that the only cure for this disease is surgery. Left
unchecked, adrenal disease will cause prostate enlargement which can
block your ferret's ability to urinate in time. The disease becomes
life threatening at that point.

I've been through eight adrenal surgeries with my ferrets over the past
four years. The good news is that they bounce back very quickly. Ker
Avon, the first of mine to have adrenal surgery, has been fine for well
over three years now.

I am not a vet.

All the best,
Caity and the notorious nine