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From: "randall_nord"
Date: 2011-09-10 20:03:00 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: please help!

Not sure of the shampoo, but I do not bathe mine unless they are old and make a mess of themselves. I will let them play in a tub with water if they like though. Home temp sounds okay, to myself anyway. The Dogs and Cats you mention has me wondering if and when they last had a vaccinations, even though they are not in direct contact with your Ferrets.

My thoughts are 1) Possible skin reaction to shampoo and or laundry detergent used in their bedding (Not sure what is used currently or what was used before these reactions came on, so just trying to think outside the box) and 2) Possible ulcer with the one throwing up water, as stress from a new environment can do that, among other causes.

I am by no means a vet, though I have a good one I travel a hour to one way but I did work in a ferret shelter for almost 2 years, so seeing odd skin reactions on the ones that were surrendered was not abnormal. Have you had Ferrets before or are you just starting out?

--- In, "pld10770" <pld10770@...> wrote:
> The vet has not checked for ulcers and has not mentioned it. We bathed them about a week before we noticed the symptoms using ferretsheen shampoo. They are all seperated and are in my bedroom which is typically 75-78degrees. I have 3 dogs and 2 cats in the home but they do not come in contact with the ferrets as they are on a diferent level of the house. Right now they are kept in single-level cages so they cannot straing themselves by going up and down ramps. They are all from Petco. It seems to me like the symptoms must be related, but maybe there is a few problems going on.


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