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From: "autumn whispers"
Date: 2008-07-07 17:47:58 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Re: Enlarged spleen

Thanks everyone. The ulcer treatments were about 3 years ago, so I don't
think it's an issue now. They go in for vaccines this Friday, so I will
have them look again, etc. at that time.

They did do xrays once about a year ago. Boo Boo was VERY fat, mostly due
to his not taking to kibble again after being fed BC's chicken gravy while
sick. But he's still chubby, but has lost enough over a long period of time
that he can climb, etc. again. Anyway, the xray (which they showed me)
showed no masses or other anomalies that they could see, but that the spleen
was enlarged.

As for his age, he's about 5 1/2.

He seems healthy otherwise. He sleeps more than the others, but he and my
Pixie are the oldest and about the same age, so they sleep a lot more than
the youngest two who are about 1.5 to 2 years old (according to the people I
got them from). They are VERY active.

Boo Boo is eating kibble, but I give him 'snacks' of wet kibble (not the
gravy recipe) twice a day, and the amount is very controlled. He plays,
runs, climbs, and can even fit through the funnel play tubes now. So
overall, but for sleeping more (as he and Pixie both do), he seems healthy.

I will ask that blood work be done again on him. Is there something other
than CBC that they should specifically check for?


On Mon, Jul 7, 2008 at 11:50 AM, Sukie Crandall <> wrote:

> See also
> for something that may help temporarily.
> Remember that their spleens DO enlarge w
> age so DEGREE and CAUSE are what matter.


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