I have a few ferrets that are all the sudden having green pees.
I have 1 that has a lot of tail hair loss. I've been monitoring it. I was thinking that it was just summer coat but it seems to be getting worse. I checked back on my ferret room camera to see who made green pees and it wasn't him but I caught 2 others (so far) doing it. They are on a wysong diet.
Is this a make a vet appointment asap issue or could it be a temporary bladder problem and I should just monitor for a bit?
Post by Corvidophile on Oct 9, 2020 10:40:38 GMT -5
If it’s several ferrets all peeing green, they could have a UTI being passed between them or all have been bitten by bugs and gotten heart worm. Other reasons, like liver failure or infection, or lymphoma, wouldn’t strike several at the same time.
Update: I watched the ones that I caught peeing green and they have yellow pees so I'm thinking small infection on multiple ferrets or covid.
Ya. Since it was atleast 2 I didn't think it would be bad. We don't have mosquitoes so I really don't think it's heartworm. They're indoor ferrets. I just read that covid causes Green pee so I'm going to go get test asap before I bring them to a vet and spread covid there.
I've been careful and I stay home but my boyfriend works in the public and can't always be 100% social distancing. I'm dragging him to get tested as well.
According to research by Sukie Crandall on Ferret Health List there is nothing to indicate covid passes between hoomans and ferrets. I've only seen green pee 3x and 2 were UTI, incl one right from a pet store, and the other was in the last stages on lymphoma which got to his liver. I would vet asap to prevent it getting serious
According to the research done thus far, it is extremely unlikely that we could pass the virus to our ferrets. Even in a lab setting where they are directly dosed with large amounts of the virus (much more than they could ever be exposed to naturally), many of them remain asymptomatic or have very mild symptoms for a couple of days. So I wouldn't worry too much about that. I sure did at the start of the pandemic, so I understand! I was far more concerned for my ferts than I was for myself, so I researched like mad.
I hope you get some answers soon, and I hope your furbabies will be okay!
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I got tested anyways. I spotted a green pee about a week ago but it was out of the camera angle so I couldn't see who did it. I woke up to a lot of green pees today. They all seem to be acting normal. No excessive licking. And it's just been all yellow pees today. I really don't think it could be heartworm. I haven't seen a mosquito in the house all year. They were almost non existent this year around me. I'll call my vet tomorrow and see if I can bring 1 in to check. I have to wait about 2 days from my results to come back though.
I have to read the articles. But if I can give them my colds, why wouldn't I be able to give them covid? Also they play in the shoes and on my clothes and if I was in public those things could be infected.
Post by silentdook on Oct 10, 2020 10:20:19 GMT -5
The cold is not the same virus as the novel coronavirus causing COVID. All viruses are slightly different, so who/what/how organisms are affected is going to vary. The coronavirus with green urine symptoms (ferret systemic coronavirus< FRSCV, aka “Ferret-FIP” from cats) is not the same coronavirus that causes COVID (SARS-CoV-2). People are easily confusing the novel virus for older coronavirus in ferrets.
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