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Dying ferret?!

Discussion in 'Ferrets' started by Gabby Sanders, Aug 10, 2018.


  1. Gabby Sanders

    Gabby Sanders PetForums Newbie

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    So long story short... I have a ferret called Lola she’s about 10 years old now and she’s going bald, lost lots of weight and slowed down. At first I just put it down to old age but now she’s got a strange growth on her foot and I can’t put my finger on the cause. Somebody please help me figure out what’s wrong. P.s will definitely take her to the vets but just want to have some idea of what’s happening to her.
     

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    Gabby Sanders PetForums Newbie

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    The photos of her sleeping and her foot are from today and the others from a few months ago
     
  3. Tiggers

    Tiggers PetForums Member

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    The growth on her paw could be a tumour. Wether benign or malignant, better to have a professional diagnosis and then explore the options.
     
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    Babyshoes PetForums Senior

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    The foot issue needs a vet asap. The hair loss looks to me like adrenal disease, it can be treated very effectively with a hormonal implant - check with your vet about it.
     
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    noushka05 Unicorn denier.

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    Please take her to a vet asap.
     
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    Gabby Sanders PetForums Newbie

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    I’m just worried about her needing surgery because she’s quite old and getting her put to sleep is a big risk. I’ll be taking her to the vets soon.
     
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    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    You don’t have to opt for surgery or expensive treatment but she needs to be seen by a vet to ensure she isn’t in pain or suffering.

    If she can’t be helped with some medication then you can discuss whether pts is the kindest option.

    But she must see a vet asap.
     
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