Oh, so it was the liver. I just replied on your other thread about the bloodwork. I'm sorry to hear that. I really have no knowledge of liver diseases, but in these situations I ask my vet:
- What are the possible results of the test? - And given these results, what are the possible treatments? - And given these treatments, what are the possible outcomes?
Sometimes a test will give you information but it wouldn't change your actions, like either way there's nothing you can do, or either way you'll treat with prednisolone. Like my vet was interested in doing a biopsy of one of Maisie's tumors. But either way we know she has lymphoma and we're going to treat with pred (it's working well), so the extra information isn't useful. In those cases I prefer not to put the ferret through that (and save some money for the next crisis!). Best wishes to little Ruby.
You can have one done, but he will have to be sedated for it. If it is benign odds are there will be no treatment necessary. If malignant, he will need to be on high dose pred. Or you and your vet can do what we did. Started high dose pred, and within two years he was off the pred with no signs of anything on his liver on xray.
Ferrets: Contessa, Frankenfurter, Butterscotch. Kitties: Watson, Oskar DIP Sinnead, Vincent, Boris, Zeus and Athena, Willow, Mr. Frodo, Indie, Lucrezia, Judge, Odin, Miss Emily, Suki, Cody, Aristotle. RIP Herne, Ligeia, and Mr. Stubbs