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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 01-25-2007, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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ricky's is sick i think

my ferret ricky has diarea and looks like he lost alot of weight in just one day
they ate a whole bowl of food in one day which usually takes 2 1/2 days
are they competing for food afraid the other one will eat it all
I gave him some collidal silver in case he is sick
his nose isn't wet either i dont know if that makes a difference
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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 01-25-2007, 11:31 PM
 
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TAKE HIM TO A VET ASAP!!! it sounds serious....esp w/weight loss and diareaha could mean he's dehydrated!!!!
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post #3 of 32 (permalink) Old 01-25-2007, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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im gonna tomorrow he is still urinating and drinking so I know he's ok for tonight
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post #4 of 32 (permalink) Old 01-25-2007, 11:39 PM
 
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he'll prob. start getting weak soon.... keep close eye on him! mix some pedilyte into his water to get him electrolytes! and vet tomm ASAP
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post #5 of 32 (permalink) Old 01-25-2007, 11:42 PM
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"Oh Ricky your so fine "....please dont be sick...!!!!!!!!!

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Let us know how he is doing in the morning

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ohh... i would call someone tonite if you know an on call vet (even if they're not in your town, a phone call wouldn't hurt )
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post #7 of 32 (permalink) Old 01-25-2007, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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im gonna cause after your posts im starting to obcess
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i just measured out a 1/4 cup of water and fed it to him he drank it all so I know he is getting the water in his system
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post #9 of 32 (permalink) Old 01-25-2007, 11:49 PM
 
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please do, you will feel better and so will all of us friends on paw talk hehe!

PLEASE let us know what they say!
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i like that song too by the way lol
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post #12 of 32 (permalink) Old 01-26-2007, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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i called the emergency vet and they said to definately go to the vet tomorrow and get blood work
but he is eating and drinking and not lethargic so he should be alright
they said if anything changes( eating drinking lethargy) to take him in tonight
so Im gonna baby him for tonight and maybe the tlc will be enough if not its gonna be a long trip to the vet
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post #14 of 32 (permalink) Old 01-26-2007, 08:33 AM
 
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Just wondering what is colloidal silver? I have never heard of that.
I hope Ricky is feeling better soon. It is good that he is still drinking and eating. Let us know what the vet said.
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oh best wishes hun! i hope he gets better. let us know how eveyrhting goes

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