Message Number: SG14548 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2005-06-28 11:22:05 UTC
Subject: RE: Enlarged Spleen
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Author wrote:
> A ferret we were given has a enlarged spleen...
> She's already been to the vet ,getting surgery on the 30th.
> Shes been losing alot of weight!
> Could this be cuase of the spleen or cuz she misses her previous owner?

How enlarged is it? Dangerously so? If not, I might reconsider removing it and try to work on finding out why it is enlarged before diving in.

Sure, a massively enlarged spleen could be compressing other organs, affecting appetite, causing weight loss, etc., and depression due to loss of her home could also be a factor.