Message Number: SG5740 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2003-08-12 02:44:46 UTC
Subject: RE: my poor buddy
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Dear Buddy:

This is really something that should be seen by some vet somewhere. I find it difficult to imagine that any vet will turn away a sick animal - they may not know a lot oabout ferrets, but most vets will see them if pressed. Where are you located?

The signs are very nn-specific at this point, but Uli's remarks about juvenile lymphoma are certainly a possibility. However, I could not rule out the possibility of heart disease, distemper, and a number of other cardiorespiratory disease. Even a foreign body or GI ulcer causing abdominal pain could cause a ferret to breathe heavily. Time to get on the phone and find someone to see him.

With kindest regards,

Bruce Williams, DVM

Author wrote:
> Please help I am new to this site and no vets in my area will see ferrets. He was playing the other day outside his cage running around, but when i found him he does nothing but lay there and breath heavily. I know its not poison since I blocked off that part of the house from him. He's not even a year yet. Any information on what to look for or what to do would be helpful and greatly appericiated. Thanks Adam.