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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.
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.
A tube found between the bladder and the outside of the body; used to assist in urination.
The condition of being drowsy, listless, or weak
A passage in the body with walls
Used to refer to any drug or medical substance that has the ability to slow down or stop the growth of bacteria and other such organisms.
The type of female hormone produced in the ovaries that contributes to sex drive and female characteristics