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From: "Tressie"
Date: 2008-07-24 11:14:27 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: New to group! Respiratory, wt loss

Pine and cedar are toxic to ferrets. That could certainly be the
source of his respiratory problems. Do not use anything pine-based,
especially cleaning products.

Change to something like Yesterday's News or preferrably wood stove
pellets, which are NOT toxic to ferrets.

If changing the litter doesn't improve things - x-rays of his lungs
should be considered to rule out anything from lymphoma to

Ferrets are expensive to keep, veterinary bills can be quite high -
goes with the territory of having a ferret. If he requires ongoing
medication and you can't afford the treatment, perhaps for his sake,
difficult as it may be - consider surrendering him to a shelter where
he will receive the treatments he needs.


--- In, "crazed_herum"
<crazed_herum@...> wrote:
> Tracy,
> The litter is feline pine, not the dusty stuff though :)


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