Message Number: FHL12329 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2010-10-12 16:41:12 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: My older male has been very healthy until today....
To: fhl <>

This ferret needs prompt veterinary care
and hopefully by now has had that. Yes,
when diarrhea is extreme enough to cause
dehydration an emergency vet visit is needed
to protect the kidneys and more. This ferret
needs a lot of fluids very often.

Hopefully, this is not that bad and is a short
term problem but the green indicates that
food is not staying in him long, the wateriness
shows that dehydration is a risk, the stringy
stuff is probably mucus and the amount will
indicate if the normal mucus is what is seen
or may indicate that the colon (lower/large
intestine) is irritated, and the balls are
undigested fat which shows that the small
intestine is not absorbing and nutrients

There are multiple possibilities but two
include coccidia (and ferrets get BOTH
Eimeria and Isospora so two magnifications
are needed with stool checks, and ECE
which you can read about in
and certainly use the separate FHL Archives:

We've had a few ferrets with diarrhea so extreme
that they needed IV and hospital care so
know that can happen, please, and have the
veterinarian teach you about sub-cu.

BTW, some ferrets with diarrhea are greatly
helped by B12 injections along with the rest.

Sukie (not a vet)

Recommended ferret health links:
all ferret topics:

"All hail the procrastinators for they shall rule the world tomorrow."
(2010, Steve Crandall)
On change for its own sake: "You can go really fast if you just jump
off the cliff."
(2010, Steve Crandall)


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