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From: "kel3154"
Date: 2010-10-01 23:58:18 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Help! I think my ferret had a seizure!

I got home from work to find my ferret, Sylar, was laying on his side, out of it. When I went into his room to check on him, he was very limp, and drooling excessively. He had his head tilted to the side and when I placed him back down on the ground he was falling over and couldn't walk straight. After about 30 mintues or so, he start to act normal again and is currently trying to find an escape from the ferret sick cage.

Our ferrets have their own room that has nothing in it that can harm them so I know he didn't get into anything. From everything that I've read it sounds like he had a seizure. My vet is out of town for the weekend and the emergency clinics don't have any doctors on call this weekend with ferret knowledge so I don't want to take him. Plus he seems fine now.

Could this be the start of insulinoma?

I plan on taking him in first thing monday morning but until then I just wanted some answers.

[Seizures can not wait three days. Call your vet for
an emergency consultation or emergency appt.,
whichever the vet wants.

Insulinoma and diabetes sometimes have some
overlaps in symptoms (which is why vets try to
get a blood sugar before prescribing Prednisolone
since they are opposite sugar problems.

Insulinoma is far, far more common in ferrets and
if the sugar trick works you pretty much know it's
low blood glucose rather than high, so read this
for emergency approaches at home when a ferret seizes:

-- Moderator]


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