Date: 2009-07-15 21:29:02 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: frequent peeing
Prostatis is almost always associated with adrenal disease in ferrets. Putting him on melatonin and/or Lupron or Deslorelin (since you are in England and I am pretty sure it is approved there) should help if it is adrenal disease. You can also use propecia (well, proscar is the name of the drug at the lower dose used in ferrets. If you search the archives, Dr. Murray has some great posts on using propecia/proscar to treat prostatis in ferrets.
Also, you may want to consider a more ferret knowledgeable vet....I am quite surprised that the topic of adrenal disease as a cause did not come up. Any "good" ferret vet would suspect adrenal disease in a ferret with prostatis.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "rumproastrosie" <rumproastrosie@...> wrote:
> Hi I have a 2year old castrated hob called Oscar who over the past few months looked like he couldn't poo. After taking him to the vets she said it was his bladder and thought he had cystitus. He was eventually taken in and had an operation to open his urethra and flush him out. There was no stones or crystals found. He has been on diazepam to relax him but it made him too doped up. I have now been told as he is not getting any better that it might be a prostate problem and apart from a costly inplant there is nothing that can be done. He gets up and trys to pee 4 or 5 times with not a lot coming out and he is grunting as he is straining. When he gets past this he is still playful and eating well, although a little on the skinny side. Has anybody else had this problem or got any suggestions. I don't want to lose him.I live in England
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