Stomach Inflammation in Ferrets

Treatment

 

Treatment will depend on the underlying cause of the gastritis and the extend of damage to the gastrointestinal tract. Many ferrets will not have to be hospitalized unless they are experience severe vomiting and require immediate fluid therapy, or require surgery to remove a foreign object from the abdomen of digestive tract.

 

Antibiotics are often used to control ulcers, especially when the bacteria H. Pylori is involved. Nausea and vomiting, meanwhile, may be alleviated with other types of prescription medication. And for extreme weight loss associated with severe gastritis, a high-caloric diet may help.

 

Living and Management

 

Once home, it is important you monitor your ferret's condition and follow the veterinarian's dietary recommendations. He or she may request that you bring the animal in for regular follow-up examination to ensure an uncomplicated recovery.