Vaginal Discharge in Ferrets

Treatment

 

The course of treatment will depend on the underlying cause of the vaginal discharge. If the ferret has a urinary tract infection, for example, your veterinarian will prescribe antibiotics. That is, unless the ferret is pregnant. Typically hospitalization is not needed, though severe forms of this condition may require blood transfusions, hormone therapy, intravenous electrolyte and fluid therapy, and/or surgery to remove the uterus, ovaries, and sometimes a diseased adrenal gland or cancer.

 

Living and Management

 

Your veterinarian will recommend regular follow-up X-rays and ultrasounds to check on the animal's progress.