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Vomiting in Ferrets



Once the cause of the vomiting is determined, your veterinarian will be able to come up with a course of treatment. Some possibilities:


  • Anti-emetics to prevent nausea and vomiting, especially for post surgery and chemotherapy related nausea
  • Antibiotics to treat ulcer-causing bacteria
  • Corticosteroids for inflammatory bowel disease
  • Fluid and electrolyte therapy
  • Dietary changes
  • Surgery if a tumor is found to be the cause


Living and Management


If there is little or no improvement, you will need to consult with your veterinarian to see if your pet needs to go back for further evaluation. Do not experiment with medications or food without your veterinarian's approval, and remember that it is important that you follow through on your doctor's recommended treatment plan so that the illness can be thoroughly eliminated. Often, he or she will recommend offering bland food such as canned chicken baby goods, even warming the food to body temperature and offering via syringe. Otherwise, monitor your ferret's attitude, body condition, and fecal volume for any irregularities.