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Often, the veterinarian will first attempt to treat the underlying causes for the disease and then the secondary symptoms. Dehydration and vomiting, for example, are often treated with electrolyte replacement therapy administered intravenously. When Helicobacter infection is present, meanwhile, antibiotics are prescribed. And PPI (proton pump inhibitors) or H2-blocks, which prevent acid buildup, are helpful in alleviating symptoms and preventing recurrence.
It is important the ferret not receive any medications and/or substances which may irritate the abdomen and result in new ulcers or lesions. If surgery was required, you will be advised to place it in a quiet area, away from noisy children and other animals, so that it can rest and recover. Unfortunately, ferrets with concurrent illnesses, such as systemic diseases like liver or kidney failure, have a poor prognosis.
The term for black feces that has blood in it
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
Small structures that filter out the lymph and store lymphocytes
Something that is related to the whole body and not just one particular part or organ
A change in the way that tissue is constructed; a sore
A medical condition in which the body has lost fluid or water in excessive amounts
Anything having to do with the stomach
The act of throwing up blood
A condition of the blood in which normal red blood cell counts or hemoglobin are lacking.
Any opening in an organ