Message Number: FHL9815 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "Jeff"
Date: 2009-09-08 21:34:24 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Strange death
To: <>

>From Original Post:

[Moderator's question:

Necropsy with pathology is being done, right?
It is really the ONLY way to know except the
rare occasions when toxicology is also needed.

Was the squishiness checked to make sure it
was not ascites?]


In a case of ascites, what can be done for the ferret, and what is the best way to determine if it is ascites or fat? I realize that a vet visit would be necessary, but knowing more beforehand would be helpful. Our Possum fits much of the description of the ferret from the original post. Possum had an acute and nearly fatal liver flare up shortly after he arrived in our home as a 'foster' a few months ago, and although he's been really good since, he has put in a lot of weight, despite a carefully monitored diet. He's not nearly as active as our others and does have some of that 'squishy' quality to him.

In Memory of Neo and Mr. Parker
Caring for Trinny, Morphy, Baby Girl, Luna, Dozer, and Possum the Million Dollar Ferret

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Yahoo! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: