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From: Caitlyn Martin
Date: 2006-01-09 20:18:51 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] orange around mouth and excessivley dirty ears?

Hi, Kelly, and everyone else,

> I was wondering if anyone else has ever experienced
> their older ferrets having very dirty ears?

Yes. Nyssa (seven and a half years old, has lymphoma)
needs her ears cleaned every couple of days. If I
neglect them at all the inside looks practically
black. It's wax, not mites.

I do not know if this is related to her illness or
not. I've had ferrets who were a couple of years
older than she is now who did not have the problem.

I don't think obesity has anything to do with it.
Nyssa is decidedly underweight, a consequence of
cachexia caused by her lymphoma.

All the best,
Caity and the fabulous four

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