Message Number: FHL5593 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "Sukie Crandall"
Date: 2008-07-21 18:05:29 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Boris-lethargic and dribbling saliva

--- In, "brannontoni" <brannon@...> wrote:
> He was taken to the vet just over a week ago where the injection was
> given.
> I have been giving him 0.2ml of 2.5% Baytril twice each day for seven
> days as prescribed by the vet so we have completed the course.
> He is dribbling saliva, are there any other signs to look for with
> insulinoma?

You have already mentioned a few insulinoma symptoms so the saliva dribbling just
makes it even more likely, though ulcer is also possible.

The vet needs to check the blood sugar.

These will help you and your vet get started:

There is a LOT of ulcer info and also insulinoma info in the FHL Archives (See my sig lines
below for its separate address.

Remember that the steroids to treat insulinoma MUST be given with food.

Also, remember that insulinoma makes ulcers more likely so both could be present.

Finally, the same symptoms can be seen with diabetes so never treat a ferret with meds
for insulinoma unless the blood sugar levels have been checked first or fatal damage can

Sukie (not a vet)

Recommended ferret health links:


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