Message Number: SG17376 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2006-05-14 23:31:56 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] RE: Flu issues. How long is normal?

Steam, steam, and more steam really helps ferrets with influenza.

These past posts will also help you

The YG in the numbers is because these are from back when we were on Yahoogroups before moving to Smartgroups.
>Truly, ferrets do not share colds with humans - they can catch the
>flu, however. As a general rule, I don't usually prescribe any
>medication for ferrets who are eating and active, but if the
>congestion begins to impact on their eating, 2-3 drops of Afrin
>topically on the nose twice a day may help. The flu usually will run
>its course within 2-3 weeks.

>With kindest regards,
>Bruce H. Williams, DVM, DACVP

Be SURE to read the Over the Counter Medicine CAUTIONS in the two of the posts mentioned.

-- Sukie (not a vet, and not speaking for any of the below in my private posts)
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