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Treatment will depend on the underlying cause of the gastritis and the extend of damage to the gastrointestinal tract. Many ferrets will not have to be hospitalized unless they are experience severe vomiting and require immediate fluid therapy, or require surgery to remove a foreign object from the abdomen of digestive tract.
Antibiotics are often used to control ulcers, especially when the bacteria H. Pylori is involved. Nausea and vomiting, meanwhile, may be alleviated with other types of prescription medication. And for extreme weight loss associated with severe gastritis, a high-caloric diet may help.
Once home, it is important you monitor your ferret's condition and follow the veterinarian's dietary recommendations. He or she may request that you bring the animal in for regular follow-up examination to ensure an uncomplicated recovery.
Small structures that filter out the lymph and store lymphocytes
The digestive tract containing the stomach and intestine
A term for a type of neoplasm that is made up of lymphoid tissue; these masses are usually malignant in nature
Something that is related to the whole body and not just one particular part or organ
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A medical condition in which the stomach becomes inflamed
The tube that extends from the mouth to the stomach
The fluid created by the liver that helps food in the stomach to be digested.
Term used to imply that a situation or condition is more severe than usual; also used to refer to a disease having run a short course or come on suddenly.
A medical condition in which the body has lost fluid or water in excessive amounts
The whole system involved in digestion from mouth to anus
The abdominal wall is a group of bones, muscles, and vital tissues that make up the wall around the organs in the abdomen. Inside these bones, muscles, and tissues is a cavity, and the cavity is what houses the vital organs found inside the abdomen. The abdominal wall is vital for protection of these organs.
Anything having to do with the stomach