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From: sherry sutphen
Date: 2010-10-14 05:35:14 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Re: My older male has been very healthy until today....
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I have read non stop on every site imaginable and here is what I have seen consistentlyPrognosisInsulinomas are malignant tumors that will decrease a ferrets life span and compromise its quality of life. This is a serious disease that does not lend itself to a cure or long term control. Longevity after diagnosis varies from weeks to years, and depends on the duration of the problem prior to diagnosis.
I will go to TimBuTu if I have to...This is also another common thing I came across
When it's time - a ferret that is dying will quit eating and will it no longer engage in any normal activities.
If your ferret
Barely has energy to get up to use the litter boxSleeps most of the timeBegins to lose control of hind legsNever does the Dance of JoyNever gets out of bed unless you pick him upOnly eats when you hand feed him
He is waiting for you to let go and say good-bye


> checked both list and found the closest one 25 miles away..

Many of us travel much more than 25 miles for ferret vet care. You

are lucky to have a ferret vet so close. There are two local vets,

one that is good but prohibitively expensive and one with whom I have

had bad experiences. There is an excellent ferret vet that used to be

about an hour away. She moved and it is now a three hour drive each

way. That's where I usually take my ferrets.

Take the trip and get a second opinion from an experienced ferret vet.

It may just save your ferret's life, particularly if the problem

really is insulinoma. That is treatable.

All the best,

Caity and the dynamic duo

Chin Soon and Ella

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