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.
Most ferrets fully recover with treatment. However, depending on the severity of the abdominal bloating, the prognosis may be more guarded.
The study of the causes and development of disease
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
Something that is capable of producing disease
The digestive tract containing the stomach and intestine
Anything having to do with the stomach
A medical condition in which the body has lost fluid or water in excessive amounts