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From: "Karen McCabe"
Date: 2010-10-28 06:19:30 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: What could these symptoms mean?

--- In, "ferretwoman" <ferretwoman33@...> wrot=
> My ferret, Pepper, who is just about 7, is doing something really weird =
=96 she's opening her mouth like a dog does when they growl, but she's inst=
ead drooling. She lifts her head and moves it around a little too. Her no=
se and paw pads also get a reddish-pink color instead of their normal light=
er pink color when she does this.

In my experience, this is sign of abdominal pain.=20

She's also very weak and lethargic today. And her head is tilted to the lef=
t and she crawls in a circle to the left if she moves at all.
The next day she hadn't improved, was having what I called mini-seizures wh=
ere it looked like she was having muscle contractions all over her body, an=
d they stopped within seconds.=20
She also lost her sight and the ability to walk around the time I had to ta=
ke her to the ER vet and hasn't gotten the ability to walk back.
> So what else could it be? Any suggestions, ideas? Have you seen this be=
fore? I'm at a loss right now and would love some advice.

I have seen these symptoms before, a number of times. In each case the caus=
e was lymphoma, end stage (very end).

Karen McCabe


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