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Cysts in the Urethra in Ferrets



Prostate and adrenal disease may be managed medically or surgically based on the symptoms. Surgery, for example, is used when the obstruction to the urethra is severe, or when the enlarged glands must be removed. Otherwise, antibacterial treatment, hormonal management, and fluid and electrolyte therapy are often used to resolve the underlying issues and stabilize the ferret.


Living and Management


With surgical therapy, the cyst may reduce in size in as little as two to three days. The prostate, meanwhile, may reduce in size gradually over a period of weeks to months with post-surgical therapy. During that time, your ferret's activity should be limited.




Neutering at an older age may decrease the risk of the disease. Consult a veterinarian to verify if this is the case for your ferret.