Message Number: FHL12437 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "CathyR"
Date: 2010-11-04 01:54:52 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] symptoms of pine/cedar bedding irritation

Hi All:

I just took in my first foster ferret for our Humane Society. I was wondering what kind of skin condition I would see with exposure to cedar or pine bedding. I do not know that this is the case, we have no info on this ferret. He does have visual and hearing difficulties. I suspect him to be about 4 YOA based on observation of skin, teeth fur, & body condition. It is also possible he may be adrenal, but one step at a time since he is urinating very well. I suspect he was provided a lousy diet. He has however, put on weight with soup and better food. His movement is improving as he becomes familiar with his surroundings. His gait is even and he balances well on his hind legs when sniffing or examining an object. However, he tends to sneeze a lot as his nose touches things like blankets and also when he crashes into objects he can't see (which I'd expect.)I was wondering if any of these symptoms could logically be connected to a "bad bedding experience." If so, is the damage
done or are there things that can be done to help overcome any of the issues with lungs or skin.

Thanks for your help. CR

{Pine produces allergy symptoms.
Cedar oils do lung damage.


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