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From: "weaseluva"
Date: 2010-12-31 22:51:19 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: female ferret with "vaginitis"? update 12-31-10

Cinni went back to her regular vet today. Her bg is 135, her temp is 101 and bloods were drawn for a blood panel which was sent out and will be back Monday for results. Her antibiotic was stopped and she starts another one tomorrow (Cefa-Drops). She is also on pain meds 2x daily. Her vulva looks better, smaller as does her butt but still very red and sore looking. Upon palpitation, she found her kidneys and adrenals as well as an enlarged spleen. She is well dehydrated and does not show signs of anemia. We are waiting for a call from the ultrasound tech on Monday to see if he will be at her office on Wednesday. I am force feeding her as she will either turn her head away from her soup or take a few good licks and then push bowl away. I did manage to get about 10 ML's down her a little while ago and she tried to throw up! I covered her up in a towel and now she is resting comfortably. Her poops, etc are now normal and formed, no more diahrrea. I wash her bottom by r
unning water over her bummy area and trying to be gentle in handling it but still it kills her. I then pat a tissue on area and hold to dry and apply aloe from my aloe plant. I stopped using the A & D ointment as if she absorbs too much it can cause toxic reaction and can harm liver, so back to Desitin around the outside area of affected spots. My vet is on call tonight, thank God! but not tomorrow :-( Hopefully she will be on Sunday if there is a problem, hoping not. Should know Monday what is going on with her bloods, etc and should have answer about ultrasound.

Eleanor and Cinni

[Remember to never use ANY product
without first clearing it with the
treating vet and checking in the
ASPCA's Animal Poison Control Center.

Remember that aloe can turn any mammal's
urine bright red and that it is advised to
NOT be given to pets BECAUSE TOXIC in

Scientific Name:Aloe veraFamily:LiliaceaeToxicity: Toxic to Dogs, Toxic to CatsToxic Principles:SaponinsClinical Signs:Vomiting, depression, diarrhea, anorexia, tremors, change in urine color.

Things that are toxic to dogs and cats are typically also
toxic for ferrets and require just as rapid responses.

Some of the symptoms you describe are consistent with
the things that can happen from aloe poisoning, I'm afraid.

Please, call your vet and discuss the amount so that it can
be decided if either you or your vet needs to call the APCC
right away:
for the two phone services for animal poison control in
the U.S.

-- moderator]


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