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From: "greensky042"
Date: 2008-07-26 18:59:55 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Orange pee, red poops

My 7 yr old boy Drew had a spleenectomy(?) mid June and has done
wonderfully. He and my other ferrets stayed at my girlfriends house
in Nevada for a few weeks so our family could go camping. Now we're
home(been home 4 days) and he's not doing well. He's very thin,
though he's never been a big boy, his pee is orange and today his
poop is runny and red. The vets office is closed and the emergency
vet doesn't know anything about ferrets, so I have to get him through
until Monday. He doesn't want to eat, or at least I haven't seen him
eat his kibble. I sryinge feed him his soup which he fights me a bit
on it sometimes. He's never had much energy, but all he wants to do
is sleep. Before his surgery, my vet said he was insulinomic and
during surgery the vet(a different vet) took some insulinomias off
his pancretis(?). I had him rechecked last week and they said he's
ok, though on the low side of ok. The vet said keep an eye on him and
if he starts acting off balance and spacey, start him on the pred.
At first he seemed a little dehydrated, which could account for his
wobbliness and the dark urine, so he's been getting fluids, but the
wobbliness has continued and the pee is still orange. So last night I
started him on .25 of prednisolone, and this morning he's started
with the red poops. Could the pred be doing some of this? The only
thing that's changed is their soup, my soup has more chicken in it
than my girlfriends, basically 2 cups chicken to 1 cup kibble.
I have a small supply of meds I can try until I can get him in on
Monday, but what to use? I have a box of amoxi, clavamox, carafate
and flaygl. Should I try one of them on him? I know you guys aren't
vets, and can't prescribe anything, but if it was you, would you
start him on something?
I should mention that everytime we come back from my girlfriends,
Drew and sometimes Fizzle get bad poops, but it clears up in a week,
but never the red poop.
Can you guide me through this?


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