Message Number: SG5751 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Ferret Wise Shelter
Date: 2003-08-12 13:21:47 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] 2nd request re when to spay -- please help?
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Your vet should know this it is( HCG) Human Chorionic Gonadatrophin and is
used similarly to bring felines out of heat.

For reference your vet can look this up in either Dr Karen Purcell's
Essential of Ferrets :
GnRH 20 mcg/ferret once IM Used to terminate estrus. Give after ferret has
been in estrus for a minimum of 10 days. Repeat in 14 days if no response.

Many vets spay kittens at a young age - the difference is minimal in a
ferret spay. Have you even contacted the vet to see if the spay is
something he/ she is comfortable with?

By all means get her to the vet-- don't sit and wait for an email- if you
allow the ferret to remain in heat the chances of it developing aplastic
anemia or vaginal infections will heighten!

Alicia D.