Message Number: SG18491 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2006-10-18 14:35:12 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] RE: Itchy Ferret. HELP

Author wrote:
> My Ferret is about 2 years old. Yesterday we cleaned his cage and gave him a bath and then after that he started itching almost continuously. He has never done anything like this before. What could be wrong?

I hope your little one has stopped itching by now. If not..try washing him in just cool water in case something is on its coat.. Carefully wash out the cage again to get any chemicals out of it. Make sure the towels you dry with are devoid of any chemicals. Clean out ears in case there is something in the ears that itches,check skin under coat for areas of redness. Is coat brittle or soft? Make sure he dries off completely in fresh towels. Your carpet may contain chemicals that have irritated him if he dried off partially by rubbing himself on the carpet.

AND **try Lansinoh brand Lanolin.** It is used for breastfeeding mothers for their cracked skin. You can get it over the counter. I use it on my adrenal boys. They have insulinoma and cardiomyopathy also. But the itching has stopped if I use this on their skin every other day. They also get Lupron shots.

I am a big see your vet person. So do that now if your little guy is still miserable.Hope all goes well.

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