Post by floridabusiness on Oct 26, 2021 14:34:06 GMT -5
I previously made a post back in early September about our ferret Max. We're still waiting to schedule for another follow up appointment and have not had a clear diagnosis yet.
One of our other ferrets, Fidget, has now started presenting the same orange discoloration around her mouth but she, unlike Max, has been acting a bit less energetic than usual.
We were able to rule out distemper and considering they never leave the house nor really come into contact with others besides us, we're a bit stuck on what this could be. I would add pictures but I'm not sure I can on this thread. They did prescribe Max oral Prednisone and it has helped with the symptoms but I don't think it's solved the underlying cause.
I'm just waiting for when I can schedule them in but I would really appreciate if anyone has any thoughts to what this could be.
Is there any swelling or discharge? I'd say it can't be distemper because that is almost always fatal. Can you get a picture of it? May I ask where you are in FL? I moved to TN from New Smyrna Beach in 2015
Other signs of distemper are hardened paws and discharge of the eyes. What are the ingredients in their food? Does it look like the orange place was wounded/ cut or is it otherwise normal? How is their setup; cage, toys, walls?