Message Number: FHL2156 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2007 14:46:13 -0000
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Adrenal,.prostate,urination problems
Thanks Sukie and Dr. Murray for your advice. The vet was unable to
palpate anything other than a large bladder.
I checked with three vets in the area, and none was interested in any
of these suggestions. One referred to them offhand in a statement to
me, "sometimes we try extreme measures."
Unable to find anyone within two hours of driving that would treat
him, and asking him how he was feeling, and being told that the
hormones were driving him batty and that he couldn't pee :(, I took
him in for one last time. I asked him there once more if he wanted to
fight anymore, and he looked away and laid his head down.
We had done his last favorite things before we went, we ran through
the grassy field and I held him and petted him in the sun. On the
drive, I covered his belly in ferretone and let him lick it all.
I will always wonder if we had had someone locally knowledgeable
enough to have tried the daily steroid from the beginning, and I did
ask about melatonin from the start and was told no...but after almost
two months of poor urination, I know his kidneys were tired at this
point, that he was tired. I don't think it should have happened like
this, but he was a happy boy until the end, and that is the best I
Thank you all,
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