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From: "Joan"
Date: 2009-04-21 15:56:45 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Ferret losing weight on hips

This might be age related shifting of weight.
Usually when a ferret, especially an altered male, turns 3 years old or so, the weight around his middle tends to shift downward.
Think of it like gravity kicking in.

His stumbling would warrant a blood glucose test at the Vets ASAP
(If you can provide more details on him?)
Is Badger eating enough and often, enough fluids?
Is Rascal over this bloody diarrhea?
the kind of food(s) you feed them etc..

-- In, "gilbertd99" <dgilbert33@...> wrote:
> My ferret Badger seems to be losing weight right over his hips. When he wakes up he stumbles and has one-sided hind leg weakness. In February his litter mate Rascal had bloody diarrhea and was dehydrated. We still need to get a fasting blood test for him. So I wonder if Badger is suffering from Adrenal disease or Insulinoma. I'm getting really worried about him.
> Has anyone experienced the dramatic thinning over the hips? My DH doesn't see it or feel there is a problem so maybe I'm overreacting.
> Dawn


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