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From: "melinda"
Date: 2011-05-01 16:02:24 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Ferret with bleeding scratch...

My ferret (age 5) Has a bleeding scratch or cut on his shoulder on front right leg.
I am thinking he either did it himself some how or my other male ferret did it while they were playing (even though both have their nails clipped).
because there is nothing in the cage or play area where he could have done that.
It keeps scabbing a little after i wash it. But then he licks it and digs at it more and gets it bleediing again.
He is eating sleeping and playing and going to bathroom normal.
what can I clean it with or put on it to keep it from getting infected while it heals?


[The person to ask is actually the
ferret's vet. You need to ask the
vet before using anything that
is recommended here, anyway,
in case the person recommending
it is quite simply wrong, or in
case a medical problem your
ferret might have might make that
barrier unsafe for those circumstances.

Usually, ferret injuries heal fast, stop
bleeding fast, and so forth. The fact
that this ferret may be bleeding easily
means that there may be an underlying
problem which needs proper treatment.

If you do not have a ferret veterinarian
then check these resources as places
to begin looking

-- Moderator]


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