Female ferret with infected vulva

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The domestic ferret is known to be affected by several distinct ferret health problems. Among the most common are cancers affecting the adrenal glands , pancreas , and lymphatic system. Viral diseases include canine distemper and influenza. Certain health problems have also been linked to ferrets being neutered before sexual maturity was reached. Similar to domestic cats , ferrets may also be affected by hairballs or dental problems.

Ferret health

Adrenal Gland Disease in Ferrets

Adrenal disease is one of the most common diseases of ferrets and can occur as early as 18 months old. In adrenal disease, the adrenal glands start to produce excessive sex hormones both male and female sex hormones. These elevated sex hormones begin to cause problems for ferrets such as hair loss, itchy skin, pot -bellied appearance, loss of muscle tone, and lethargy. Some ferrets are intensely itchy. Females often develop a swollen vulva. Males may develop a swollen prostate gland causing difficulty urinating or causing him to have accidents outside the litter box. Female ferrets may develop and enlarged vulva.

Adrenal Disease Complex in Ferrets

Lab Anim —, Copyrights and , Macmillan Magazines Limited. Blood collection from the cranial vena cava requires complete immobilization of the ferret; otherwise, do not attempt the procedure. Use sedation or the help of two assistants for restraint.
Last Updated: May 12, References. She graduated from the University of Glasgow in with a degree in veterinary medicine and surgery. She has worked at the same animal clinic in her hometown for over 20 years.