Message Number: SG5737 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Angie George
Date: 2003-08-11 21:09:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] when local vets do not know ferrets
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WE travel a good two hrs. in order to see a ferret knowledgable vet. The local
vets do not have a clue about ferrets. We have provided them with all kinds of
literature and our vet has even invited them to come and observe surgeries but
they seem to want no part of learning. Recently when Jigs was crashing from
insulinoma we rushed him to the local vet who called our regular vet for
suggestions. The whole time she continued to tell us we needed to get to our
regular vet, not understanding that we needed help ASAP and could not afford
to risk a two hr. drive. this has led to a lot of studying on our part, a lot of
bugging the crap out of a particular very special shelter operator for advice,
and a cabinet full of medicines. Luckily the ferret knowledgable vet is very
good about our phone calls in the middle of the night and on weekends. I
highly recommend finding a good vet BEFORE you need one.

Ferret Wise Shelter <> wrote:Dr Karen Purcell has
written a great article for our current shelter
newsletter "Frolic" issue on how to select a vet for your ferret-- all the
pertinent questions to ask etc.

If someone is interested inn knowing how to obtain this copy they can email