Treatment is typically done on an outpatient basis unless the ferret has become sick and weak. Prescription drugs along with bathing are combined to reduce the likelihood of repeat infection and to remove the parasite from the ferret's body. Repeat fecal exams are often required to confirm that the infection has been removed, as an ongoing (chronic) infection can be debilitating for the animal.
It is important to observe for signs of dehydration, especially in younger animals. Administering the prescribed medication and taking the ferret back in for examination are also important in a successful recovery.
The impairment of nutrient intake into the intestines
A term for a type of neoplasm that is made up of lymphoid tissue; these masses are usually malignant in nature
A medical condition in which the body has lost fluid or water in excessive amounts
Losing of strength; becoming weaker.