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The exact treatment will vary depending on the cause of bruising; however, activity should be reduced to avoid the risk of trauma. Meanwhile, medications that alter platelet function (such as aspirin or other NSAIDs) should be discontinued. Any additional medical prescriptions will vary depending upon the cause of the bruising. Ferrets that show no interest in eating should be offered new foods recommended by your veterinarian, such as canned cat foods or commercial nutritional supplements.
Future care after initial treatment will vary depending on the underlying cause of bruising. Patients with thrombocytopenia, for example, should have a daily platelet count until the condition improves.
Due to the fact that there are a wide variety of causes that may lead to bruising disorders such as petechia or ecchymosis, there is no distinct method of prevention that can be recommended.
Anything that contains pus
A condition in which the spleen becomes enlarged
The genitalia of a female; found on the outside
A cell that aids in clotting
To control bleeding or stop it
The type of female hormone produced in the ovaries that contributes to sex drive and female characteristics
Extreme loss of blood
A patch of bleeding beneath the skin; a bruise
A small hemorrhage