Message Number: FHL5469 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "Sheryl"
Date: 2008-07-08 18:52:18 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Diarrhea...again

It's over 2 days of feeding him the mixture and I really haven't seen
much improvement. This morning his stool was greyish and slimy.

I thought it was probably IBD which is why I changed his diet to the
TF turkey formula. I was giving him some Vivify until I noticed that
among the ingredients it lists poultry fat

I've also been trying to find some information about liver disease
because it is my understanding that it's usually either IBD or liver
disease that causes diarrhea in older ferrets. Does anyone have any
information on liver disease? I've tried looking in the archives but
haven't turned up anything as of yet.

From what I've been reading it sounds like Coccidia mainly affects
younger ferrets and not the geriatric. Plus, he definitely does not
live in unsanitary conditions.


--- In, "Sheryl" <crowbeads@...> wrote:
> The five year old ferret I've been fostering for a couple of months
> has projectile diarrhea again.
> He was on Metronidazole and Carafate when he first started having
> diarrhea. I was finally able to get him to eat the TF Turkey,
> Venison, Lamb formula and it seemed as though it had started
> clearing up.
> Then yesterday the diarrhea really started up again. It was milky
> and frothy but this morning it is tan.
> I've started him on some Uncle Jim's duck soup with some pumpkin
> some acidophillius this morning but if it's like how it was last
> time I don't really expect to see much results.
> He has had a stool sample submitted to the vet which came back as
> normal.
> He is also insulinomic and has adrenal disease.
> Is there anyone who has any ideas? I'm about to go mad!
> Oh and None of my other ferrets has diarrhea.


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