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Treatment will depend on the underlying cause of the dysphagia. If your ferret's issues are due to masses or foreign bodies in the oral cavity, surgical removal may be necessary. Nutritional support, such as an exclusive liquid diet, may also be helpful for those suffering from underlying dental and oral diseases.
Typically, dysphagia is not life-threatening if treated early and appropriately. However, eating small meals may improve a ferret’s long-term outlook in cases where swallowing problems are moderate.
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
The area found between the muscles and the endings of the nerves
The tube that extends from the mouth to the stomach
Condition in which eating and/or swallowing is difficult