Message Number: SG7455 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2004-01-16 05:48:32 UTC
Subject: RE: Hair Loss in a 1 year old ferret
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West Palm Beach - VCA By the Lake. Dr. Pamela Wood. 561-655-5929
I found this on the searchable ferret vet list. Maybe she can help? I have a 3 year old boy with adrenal. The hair loss is a definite sign something is wrong. I don't know if it's adrenal or not, but I would have it checked. The skin issue is something I have never heard of.

This is the link for the site for the list. There are a few doctors in Fl.

Also, another site you may not know of, lots of posts and info.

Best of luck and good wishes,

Author wrote:
> I have a 1 year old male ferret who is losing his fur around his tail and hind parts. He has "brown scaly" skin that washes off in the bath but reappears shortly after. He doesn't seem sick. I have taken him to a vet who gave me a conditioned shampoo & thought it was a bacterial infection. The medication didn't work. It is still there. I am really concerned about the hair loss. I think he is too young to have adrenal but I don't know what else it could be. I have just recently moved to West Palm Beach FL and have not found a "ferret knowledgable" vet yet. If anyone knows of someone, or has any suggestions as to how to help my fuzzy, please let me know.