Date: 2009-04-24 08:16:24 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] What should I do?
Proper vet care and regular check ups are as important to your ferret's health as good, quality food and fresh water. You really need to find a vet in your area and have Lightning checked thoroughly. This link may help you to find a ferret knowledgable vet in your area:
As for the hair loss, it's possible that it's just a seasonal coat change. But it's also possible that it's the onset of adrenal disease, which is common among ferrets, and your ferret may be older than you believe.
Here are some links you should read right away to learn more about adrenal disease. Both sites also have information about insulinoma, another common disease among ferrets, and you should read about that as well so that you know what warning signs to look for.
In Memory of Neo and Parker
Caring for Trinny, Morphy, Baby Girl, Luna, and Dozer
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Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2009 7:23 PM
Subject: [ferrethealth] What should I do?
I have an albino ferret named Lightning. I got him from a friend who got him from another friend. I am not quite sure how old he is.I was told he is 3. He was left outside for about 1 month or more at the end of last summer. Recently he has been losing hair all over his body. He still eats and is very active. I was wondering if anyone knew what this might be and have any idea how to take care of it without a vet. If I have to I will take him to a vet. Money is tight and if there is a home remedy out there I would like to hear it. Thank you very much.
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