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Inflammation of the Stomach and Intestine in Ferrets



In most cases, ferrets recover and respond well once their diet is adjusted and medication, including corticosteroids, is prescribed. Your veterinarian will recommend easily digestible foods that are high in protein. Typically, feeding is a trial and error process. Sometimes the food will need to be canned or pureed to assist with the digestion; other times ferrets do not respond at all because of their pain or discomfort.


Living and Management


Regular follow-up examinations are important to assess the long-term outcome for ferrets. Though most respond well to therapy, some ferrets will have a poor prognosis, especially those suffering from severe loss of appetite (anorexia). Therapeutic response, meanwhile, is on a case-by-case basis.