It would be for the pain in his tummy. I just gave his antibiotics and fed him and after he cried out a little. I think he would need it for his chest pain and liver issues. His glucose levels were 348 this morning so cutting his pred in half is helping lower the number. What number should I try to maintain him at? I'm going to take in Appa to get xrayded and checked up on on weds also. His breathing has picked up too so I want to be sure he's fine.
Normal blood sugars for ferrets are just like ours so a fasting would be between 70 and 100. 120 - 150 when not fasting are fine numbers. 348 is way too high. If he is in pain from the pneumonia that should improve as the pneumonia gets better. If it is something else though then it will not.
I stopped doing .4 ml twice a day and am doing the .2ml and started that antibiotic and the second day his levels were the 348 but now the meter is showing he's more than 500. I think it's broken, though. I stepped on it on accident so I'm looking at getting another. What were the pain meds you we're going to suggest? Someone on this forum suggested cbd oil. How do you feel about that?
Also, it's getting warmer out and I'm aware ferrets eat less during spring/summer but what is the right amount of soup they should be getting per day? I'm sorry if you already told me this. I tried going back to our messages but couldn't find it.
I was not going to recommend a specific pain medication, I leave that to the vet, I was just saying if the pain is going to be a long term issue for him you may want to talk to your vet about them.
Non of the mentors here would have recommended CBD oil. There is not enough evidence to support its effectiveness in ferrets.
Food intake does vary by ferret per season and can vary greatly. The best indicator of whether or not they are eating enough is shape and energy level. They should look sleek and tube like in the summer, not have any concave parts. The average for a male ferret is 2-5 ounces a day of food. There are many that will eat less than 2 ounces and be just fine and the ones that eat more than 5 are more than likely intact privately bred males during the winter.
How is he doing today? And if you think it is broken then yes a new one would be great. Would ur vet be opposed to doing a check for you?
He doesn’t seem to be improving but he did have an abundance on energy this morning. The doc said to keep playtime minimal so I took him for a walk outside in my arms and they wiped him out lol. Hmm i hear cbd works for cats and dogs, they never do studies on ferrets unless it’s for human vaccine testing Yeah he has his visit on weds so they’ll test his levels again there. For the meantime, we’re just hanging in there. He still cries when using the bathroom and has trouble walking long distances.
Bring your machine to the visit and have them test on both your machine and theirs so you will know if it is accurate. I'm very sorry he does not seem much better and is still crying. Our stance on CBD oil is not to risk it. How is everyone eating?
I'll do that! He really seems to be woring harder at breathing. I'm really afraid to bring him in because I know it'll be bad news but we're trying to stay positive. I wish I couldve gotten his shots so I can take him outside in case it's really near the end but after the cancer was diagnosed, one of the vets didn't think shots were a good idea.. I'm going to ask a different vet tomorrow. As far as eating, They're both eating lots and seem to be hungry pretty often but we're doing about 7 small meals every 2-3 hours for Mo and Appa is getting 3 big ones with a few licks in between for the sake of his ulcers. He's still at fingernail slivers. I can't seem to get him to eat bigger chunks. He'll take quail legs and wings still though. He hates the minnows and the pinkies too. I hope your hobbs are well!
I hope everything goes better than expected at the vets today! My beasties are doing well, I don't have any Hobbs all of my males are neutered as they came from pet stores so they are gibs, 2 of my 3 females came from the pet store also so they have been spayed and they are called sprites, my little Blake belladonna is intact so she is a Jill. My thoughts on vaccinating to be able to take outside if the end is near is to go for it unless they believe the vax is going to kill them on the spot. Will check in later for a vet update.
I didn't know there were so many branches of titles. I use hobbs as a general weasel name. I'm glad to here they're well The vet went worse than expected. His cancer spread and has lymphoma. His last day is today and we're walking to the rainbow bridge at 5. I've never known so much heartbreak. I'm going to bring his body back since I've read that some ferrets fall into depression if the other never comes back. I'm not sure if Appa falls in that category of ferret behavior. I know he knows Mo is sick, he stopped trying to play with Mo but Appa has so much energy, it seems to override his emotions. I'm still debating on if i should have him see Mo's body. I ordered the rescue remedy for him, just in case.
Appa’s taking it really hard. I let him see Mos body and he wouldn’t look at him. Then after a while, he was trying to nudge his body, then laid next to him, then eventually fell asleep in their normal spot. I moved Mos shortly after and when I came back, Appa was laying where Mos body was. Now it seems that he won’t stay near me. I’ll pick him up to lay with me in my bed (that’s on the floor now) and bring his blanket but he keeps trying to hide. He’s now starting to chew on my shoes. He hasn’t done that in a while. I’ve found him looking for Mo multiple times then give up, laying back in the spot where Mos body was. The rescue remedy should be here soon and I know it’s not going to fix our situation but I’m really afraid of loosing Appa too. I have no idea how to help him but to be adamant about keeping him near me and comfort him. I know every soul grieves differently but is there any signs I need to look out for aside from the obvious not eating/sleeping a lot?
I'm so sorry about momo, just keep appa close and love and play with him as much as you can. Make sure he is eating his food and not your shoes hehe and getting plenty of fluids. Lack of appetite and activity are the major signs but the chewing is another for appa. Another sign could be all of a sudden never leaving your side and freaking out if left alone. The rescue remedy may help and you may want to think about whether or not getting another ferret is right for you and him.
thank you. He’s been pretty good at notHe’s been making this weird sound while sleeping. Do you know what this might be?
I’ve thought about meeting up with a ferret rescue home here in town and seeing about play dates for him. I’m gonna take him to the vet first because this breathing thing is worrying me a tad. He’s also having a hard time choosing which puppy pad to use. How much rescue remedy do I give him?
I agree with the vet check for sure making sure he does not have pneumonia is a must, a few drops on ears and nose and a few drops in his water. Do you know how to use the search engine on the site here? RR has been discussed a lot and if you can find an answer before I get back to you, I am sure you would be much happier, an answer sooner rather than later is always good. The breathing looks like it could be dreaming if it is only happening for a short period of time while he sleeps but again vetting is the best to make sure.