Date: 2007-05-07 14:40:10 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] RE: Ferret licking hot spot
"Posted by: "Ann Haager" firstname.lastname@example.org ferretmommio
Sat May 5, 2007 2:04 pm (PST)
It's not a raised spot, it's flush with the rest of his skin. It's
just raw. This picture isn't very good, but maybe it will help.
Most of my Daisy's (and in the past, my Marley's) mast cell tumors have not been raised, either-rather, they were flat. The photo you are showing seems a bit large for a mast cell tumor, not that it couldn't be, but the color pattern, though not completely typical for a mast cell tumor, could still be suggestive of mast cell tumor as a possibility. I have seen them where they have that darker ring outside, though usually they are darker inside and the differently-colored ring is outside. They often have that bullseye appearance.
But having dealt with many dog hot spots, it doesn't look like a hot spot to me, either. Have you had it vet-checked? It may not be something that would respond to Neosporin anyway; I'd have it checked out. Your vet may be able to give something that would provide better healing and relief than Neosporin even if it is a hot spot, too.
Incidentally, I've never seen a ferret hot spot in eight years, but I know that doesn't necessarily mean anything, being that I own one ferret (Daisy) who is a walking case study for several things one doesn't normally see in a ferret... ;)
Could he have gotten a burn from anything? Because it looks like that, too...
April (vet tech and ferreyt owner)
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