Message Number: FHL13326 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Andrea
Date: 2011-05-29 19:37:58 UTC
Subject: RE: [ferrethealth] seedy diarrhea, kidney values

Hi Dr. Ramsell and other FHL members,   On Shane's first blood test, everything but the creatinine was normal is what the vet told me, I don't have any actual paperwork.  I ended up taking him into the hosp yesterday, he was not acting like himself.  They gave him fluids and pepcid and retested his blood... everything came back in the normal ranges... except for the lipase, which the vet said is really elevated.  She also did xrays, found 2 foreign bodies.  She said they are the end of the colon, so he should be passing them soon.  They will be on the lookout for those, and will see if that resolves the diarrhea... if not, she is leaning towards IBD.  Thank you for your help.

--- On Sat, 5/28/11, Katrina Ramsell wrote:

My normal range for creatinine in ferrets is 0.2-1.3 mg/dl.  What are you feeding?  What are the globulin, BUN, and glucose levels?  How are the white blood cell, neutrophil, and lymphocyte counts?

Katrina Ramsell Ph.D, DVM

[After they come out put them in a plastic
zip lock bag, hold it up to the light and use
your fingers on the outside of the bag to
see if that is sufficient to make out what is
causing the blockage (If not clean the blockage
in water.) Knowing the cause is important in
case you can remove whatever is the problem.

If this ferret is one who eats in bed remove any
beds with fake sheep's fleece. That stuff looks
like fur but is actually indigestible threads which
clump together too easily. You can cover fake
sheep's fleece with cloth sewn over if you want
and then the beds stay soft but clean far more
easily and thoroughly, and last about 4 or 5 times
longer. It's just a nuisance. We've been through
that, both for the blockage and the repair and a
microscope and how the threads behaved on
examination made it obvious that only a tiny bit
was real fur rather than those indigestible thin

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