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Large Bowel Diarrhea in Ferrets

Treatment

 

In severe cases, the ferret will be hospitalized to help restore electrolytes and treat for dehydration; some animals may also require therapy to restore proper cardiovascular function. Otherwise, the veterinarian will prescribe medications such as antibiotics, pain relievers to help relieve abdominal bloating, and corticosteroids to help alleviate extreme gastric bloating and distension.

 

Living and Management

 

Most ferrets fully recover with treatment. However, depending on the severity of the abdominal bloating, the prognosis may be more guarded.

 

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