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From: "softbreeze2477"
Date: 2009-10-22 15:41:02 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Food stuck in Throat

he was eating about a week ago and got choked. He had a very long piece of Marshall Ferret food kibble stuck horizontally in the back of his throat. I poked it and it went down his throat.
he is now feeling bad. He is eating but not as much. He has not gained weight but his lower bottom feels heavier. He smacks a little sometimes. I notice more at night his breating..can hear him when i hold him close like breathing through nose.
the vet said there was definately something wrong. I forgot to mention the good in throat. He is thinking since the 4 weeks ago of removing that lump that biopsy showed was cancer. Vet thinks it might be the cancer.
he is also gnawing on his toy ball. He only does that in the past when he was sick.
vet is off today so i have to wait to ask about the food thing.
vet gave him glucosamine in case it was arthritis and said it that did not work Pain meds until ... my words are . until he returns to God from where he was sent to be a part of my life...

My thoughts are ..
1. Could that piece of food be lodged somewhere inside him??
2. Could he have a cold? vet said something about not wanting to give him antibodics. he sneezes sometimes and sounds like me with my sinus stuff.....

[Ferrets get bacterial sinus infections and
influenza types (some of which humans may
already have some resistance to so the humans
will not be very ill or may not seem ill at all), but

See these past posts from one of the world's
most knowledgeable ferret veterinary

and there are more. This is why they are not
used for research into colds despite being
used for so many other types of respiratory

-- Moderator]


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