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From: "Lisa Oestereich"
Date: 2004-04-12 13:27:48 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Kidney cancer
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Hey all,

My Rosie had a kidney removed at age 7. She was a rescue -- a breeder ferr=
et that lived her first six years in a cage. She got zero exercise and fro=
m the look of her teeth when we adopted her, she had poor quality food as w=
ell. Rosie's kidney stopped working (and it was full, too, causing her bel=
ly to be distended) so we had it removed. She did great and was completely=
back to normal within two weeks of surgery.


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Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2004 7:13 AM

I have a ferret who is an eight year old male who has recently been diagnos=
ed with a cancerous tumour on his left kidney. According to the vet his rig=
ht kidney is unaffected and still functioning properly. When the vet diagn=
osed the illness he told me there was no cure and gave me steroids to ease =
Bandit's frequent urination. However as I was shocked to recieve this news =
I didn't think to ask if was possible to operate and remove the kidney and =
have him live on only one. I was wondering if it was and what would be the =
chances of a full recovery bearing in mind his old age? Apart from his ill=
ness he has never had any other problems and is fit and active.

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