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From: "jbmccaughey"
Date: 2007-11-01 06:56:29 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: respiratory problem

If you are using wood shavings in the cage at all be sure to get rid
of all wood shavings and clean the cage. Use only pieces of fabric
such as sweatshirts and pillowcases as bedding and launder in
perfume free detergent.

It's amazing how many pet stores still keep ferrets in pine or cedar
shavings. Chemicals natural to the wood are highly irritating and
can cause damage to the respiratory tract.

If this is the cause it makes sense that the antihistamine action of
the benadryl may have temporarily relieved the ferret from the


--- In, Vero Montes <montesvero@...>
> Hi
> My ferret that she is 3 months old has a respiratory problem I
took her to the vet an she is with antibiotic and benadryl for 2
weeks know she is better but she still shocking. I read on the
internet that those symptons can be for heart problems too so I took
her to do x ray and she dosen=B4t have any heart problem, she still
eating, growing and play but she can not get ride of her respiratory
problem any clue that waht else I can do?
> Thanks
> Veronica

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