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From: "Mr Einstin"
Date: 2011-12-04 23:34:38 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Conflicting information on common cold and/or flu

I've been doing some reading and from the assortment of sites I have visited it seems that there are many differing opinions as to whether a ferret can contract the common cold and/or pass it between humans and ferrets. Is there a definitive answer that yes or no ferrets can contract and/or pass the common cold to and from humans? If a ferret can get the common cold, what do you do for them? Besides a trip to the vet and possibly antibiotic therapy that is.

The reason I ask is because a week ago I had a bout with a mild sinus infection (I'm prone to allergies) but it only lasted 3 days. Now, our oldest ferret, Sid, has been sneezing way to regular since I came home from work this evening. Behavior seems fine and his nose appears its typical wet and cool. He's not sneezing repeatedly like he has anything in his sinus cavity or something causing sneezing fits. He is just sneezing once every couple of minutes. His behavior otherwise appears to be normal.

Sid, Ellie, Tinkerbell, Dodger and Jasmine.
In memory of Diego.


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