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From: "Ulrike Stanley"
Date: 2011-01-03 12:04:23 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Hob with multiple problems urinating in sleep
To: "FHL" <>

I’ve got a 7 1/2 year old hob, Kobi, with multiple health problems. He
started showing symptoms of adrenal disease a year ago and got a Suprelorin
implant. Insulinoma developed at almost the same time as the adrenal
disease. He’s on prednisolone and diazoxide. On top of that he has got
cardiomyopathy, he's on Fortekor, Vetmedin, and furosemide. The problems
are all amazingly controlled with all his medications. But beginning of
December he started developing problems urinating. I had booked him in for
the 10th to have his second Suprelorin implant but on the night of the 6th
he could barely urinate. He went to the toilet every 10 minutes to do tiny
pees and would moan. This was the first night he emptied his bladder during
his sleep. So first thing on the 7th he went to the vets, prostate was
enlarged, some blood in urine, he immediately got his Suprelorin and was put
on Clavamox for 10 days. It seemed like he was able to urinate better/
okay, but after the antibiotics were finished, he started urinating in his
sleep. Does that indicate that his (enlarged) prostate is giving him
problems? Or the infection still? He urinates when I put him on the
toilet, it just seems like he either thinks he can't pee or doesn't feel the
urge to go although his bladder is so full that he's leaking. I searched
the archives but could not find anything on ferrets emptying their bladder
in their sleep so was wondering if others have seen this problem in their
adrenal ferrets. Also I found one post in the archives that said that
ferrets with prostate problems/ infection should be on antibiotics for 6-8
weeks? Thoughts on that? Finasteride is already on order.

Thanks for any replies. Ulrike


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