Date: 2010-07-07 08:19:54 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Reddened face on rescue - worry or no?
Her paws are also pretty red. I haven't seen a ferret with skin this red before. The other ferret does not have this (the one it has been living with). They both do have scaling/dandruff on their skin under their fur, with pretty large "flakes" which are yellow and pretty thick, along with red sores and bald areas.
Her temp is 101.9, normal...
Her face is really really red. I was wondering does anyone have any ferrets that just naturally have redder faces/paws, or if there is a medical condition other than distemper that causes this. I haven't seen this redness in any other ferrets other than Ralphie and he had fungal infections.
[Consider the possibility of parasites,
for example, fleas, things that cause dry
skin, including adrenal disease, and remember
that some ferrets get very red skin with
Vet time for these rescues to find the
actual causes rather than possible ones
since some causes can become serious.
There is a much more serious cause of
eye, nose, and paw crusting: Canine
Distemper. Is there crusting?
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