Message Number: FHL12176 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "kkelley0171"
Date: 2010-09-05 02:12:54 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Adrenal Disease Symptoms

Hi all:

It's been quite awhile since I've been on here for any kind of update on Adrenal Disease. My last time dealing with it was about a year ago when I had to finally let Sienna cross the rainbow bridge. Rosie is the last of all the ferrets I've had and she is now at 6-7 years old. But, she started with the sores on her skin which when I mentioned to my vet the last time I took my dogs in, she said those were a sign of the adrenal disease. Each one of my ferrets have had adrenal but the symptoms have all manifested themselves in different ways. This is the first time with the sores/tumors. Secondly, is the rat tail look.

I have her on EVO food. Sometimes I mix that with Totally Ferret.
I stay on top of making sure she stays well hydrated.
She is still giggling and playing but I can tell in the last week, things have progressed some.
Due to my work schedule I have considered doing the melatonin implant but I've had two vets talk me out of it because if something should happen, then it's another surgery to take it out. So, in the past, I've worked from home and been able to give it to my ferrets orally. But - like I said, I've not been able to do keep up the practice for awhile.

With that said - I am starting my research again but wanted to check here with you all first to ask what the newest treatments are these days. What are you all doing to help them fight the adrenal disease?? Has anyone done the Melatonin implant and does it help?

Any info is welcomed.


[I advise using the separate FHL Archives:

Melatonin is a limited approach.

Surgery is better if the vet is knowledgeable.

If using melatonin it is better to ALSO use
a deslorelin implant, Suprelorin, OR Lupron
DEPOT (not the daily form).

Each of those drugs can be looked up in
the separate FHL Archives by putting the
word in the box that says
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and then clicking the search button.
You can leave the other two boxes empty
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