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From: "autumn whispers"
Date: 2008-07-07 16:34:40 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Enlarged spleen

Hi, and thank you for the response. It's already pretty big, but he gets
around, runs, and climbs. When he had an ulcer and they didn't know it was
an ulcer, they did aspirates of the lymph glands on the side of the neck and
found nothing. He went 3 rounds of treatment protocol for ulcer before it
was under control. So I'm not sure if there's anything else going on.

I was also told that the spleen wouldn't change in size unless it gets

And yes, they did warn me about rupture, so he's handled gently, and I make
certain to keep him off furniture as much as possible.

I suppose finding another ferret-savvy vet is in order, but as I mentioned,
our area only has the two vets locally, and their knowledge is pretty

On Mon, Jul 7, 2008 at 11:12 AM, Andrea <> wrote:

> Hi Ella, Not sure if you are aware or not, but sometimes there is a
> cause for an enlarged spleen: an infection or lymphoma. I know they say
> sometimes ferrets get enlarged spleens for no reason... but you may want to
> see if there is a cause for it... catching things early can help. If they
> cant find a reason for it being enlarged, yes ferrets can live ok with it
> like that (as far as I know), just like they do ok if it is removed. But
> just be sure it doesnt get too big as it could hinder his mobility, and also
> it could rupture.
> Andrea

"It was as if she walked in faded sepia of an old photo, wandering a
colorless, depthless snapshot along an empty street."

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