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From: Andrea
Date: 2009-12-14 02:05:48 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Problem: Ferret has stopped eating, continues to lose weight. Help/Ideas?

Hi Adam,=A0 Welcome to the group.=A0 Ferrets can stop eating for a variety =
of reasons, it would be difficult to try to guess.=A0 It could be anywhere =
from a change in the formulation of his food, to stress, to ulcers, to lymp=
homa...etc.=A0 This is definitely a call for a vet appt if he has lost a no=
ticeable amount of weight and/or if he has stopped eating.=A0 I would defin=
ately recommend you getting him to an experienced ferret vet asap.=A0 Ferre=
ts can go downhill *really* quickly.=A0

In the meantime, I would try to get something semi-nutritious in him - like=
Gerber's baby food.=A0 Chicken or Turkey.=A0

The possibility of what could be wrong with him is so expanded, that you re=
ally wont get any definite answers here.=A0 You really need to have him che=
cked out thoroughly by a ferret vet.=A0 Good luck, and keep us=A0 posted.

--- On Sun, 12/13/09, adam80900 <> wrote:

Black Jack was fairly large and weighed a little over 3 pounds.=A0 About a =
month ago, however, he started losing weight.=A0 I didn't think too much of=
it at first as he was always the heaviest of the four and seemed almost pu=
dgy compared to the other three males.=A0 Over time, however, I became conc=
erned and eventually noticed that he had actually stopped consuming food en=
tirely - although he drinks water, he eats no food.


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