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bodger



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where vets are concerned, I doubt if many or any have any idea about ferrets or poultry.
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horace



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

12 pigeons bonus or what    
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samuria



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it sure was. just took the breasts off
and the rest was ferret grub,
so happy all round
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woody



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You may remember that our ferret smokie was a bit poorly and we took him to the vet, well he perked up for a bit but has now gone really thin and gone off his food he comes out in the run but just wobbles about then goes back to bed, Fi my partner said its cruel to let him continue but i cant bare the thought of taking on a last trip to the vet anyone got a thought on the what is the right or wrong thing to do.
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horace



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If he is suffering you know the right and only thing to do
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samuria



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

woody... this sounds like pneumonia...
you said he was thin and no fat build up for the winter. sorry dont know whats best but i would try some fresh rabbit etc not dry food.
on the sad note its only fair for him not to suffer any more so its a oneway trip to the vet  
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woody



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice we will try him with some cooked chicken see how it goes but im not holding out much hope at this stage, "gutted" but i wont see him suffer, once again thank you.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dont give him cooked chicken...
it would be better raw....
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Jaycee



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If samuria's right and it's pneumonia take him to another vet and see if you can get some antibiotics for him.
If you have any left over amoxicillin/penicillin from a human script you can use that. This is suitable for respiratory diseases.
I could tell you the dosage for poultry but not for ferrets, you'll have to google it.
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woody



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers for the advice guys will keep you updated.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

samuria wrote:
dont give him cooked chicken...
it would be better raw....


   
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woody



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Latest update on Smokey he looks like he has had enough not eating and now he has stopped drinking so im biting the bullet and taking the dreaded trip,It may have been selfish of me to leave him this long but he did not appear to be in distress or in pain but today he started to gasp so we have no choice but to do the right thing by him, Thank you all for your help and support.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sad to hear of poor smokey
but you have done the best thing for him. ferrets don't show much in the way of pain until its sometimes to late to do any thing for them.
you will now have to get another for company for his pal
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He left behind two brothers Cookie and Mr White, cookie came out on the run and was sniffing me all over then had a good route about not as chatty as he normally is, but Smokey passed really peacefully
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Juli



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am sorry to hear about poor Smokey - giving him peace was the best thing you could give him.  
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