Difficulty and/or Rapid Breathing in Ferrets
Treatment will depend on the final diagnosis. Most breathing problems require admittance into a hospital to employ oxygen therapy and to administer medication to resolve the underlying cause. Sometimes a procedure called a tracheostomy is needed, whereby a tube is inserted through an incision in the ferret's trachea.
Living and Management
With proper management and care, ferrets with less severe forms of dyspnea, tachypnea, and hyperpnea do well. However, it is best if you confine your ferret to cage rest so that it does not overexert itself.
The term for a quick heartbeat
The windpipe; it carries air from the bronchi to the mouth
The creation of an opening into the trachea, usually for the insertion of a tube
Pertaining to the lungs
An increase in respiration rate and depth of breathing
The muscle in the abdomen that aids in breathing
Having a hard time breathing; breathing takes great pains
A condition of the blood in which normal red blood cell counts or hemoglobin are lacking.
Less oxygen than normal in the blood
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