Originally Posted by tycor2328
Well, I've been monitoring their poop and it definitely looks better. Mongo seems to also be urinating with little or no problem now. Even though, I'm going to hed back to my place today so I can have them near their vet. I'm packing now. No more green poop as far as I can see, but it still baffles me that they both had diarrhea. Yeah, fstybrat I was wondering the same thing if the baby brought in something when he was outside that one night. I just dread that idea.
You're right- better to be safe. I will take them in and keep you updated. Everything else seems fine- both are playing, eating, drinking, and being brats as usual. Thank you so much for your responses. It means so much to us that you've been thinking of them.
This happens to my ferrets everynow and then. Yes, it is possible that its ECE, but before you work yourself up about it, make sure its not a hairball or something. When ever my ferrets do this, I find out that its just that they have hair stuck in thier system and I need to double up on thier dose of laxitive.
So, next time, try giving them about a lime-a-bean size of laxitive twice a day for two days and if the symptoms don't clear up by then, you need to take them in to the vet. We had to take Buddy in one time and they put him on amoxi and told us to keep doing the laxitive thing and he was fine by the second day of being on the amoxi. Jessie seems to get the worst hair blockages and when she starts hacking to much and her poops start to get small, I give her the double dose again. I usually give my ferrets laxitive at least once a day. Preventive care is the key here.
Also, about the trouble urinating, it could have been that Mongo had an infection or a minieral blockage. I definetly think it may have been some type of infection. If that happens again, see if he/she will drink a little bit of Cranberry juice, it won't harm them and it helps fight Kidney and Urinery Tract Infections. I would say about a 1/2- 1 tablespoon a day for a ferret untill symptoms are gone. If you don't notice any changes with in 3 days then I highly reccommend seeing the vet! I know cranberry juice helps fight these kind of infections only because as a human I have this problem and I have to take cranberry pills everyday to prevent having this problem.
I hope that this helps you out for furture references.
Eat a crunchy, Sleep in hammock,
Steal a sock, Dig in shoes,
Nip your ankles, Climb your pants
Miss the litter box, Beg for treats,
Poop in a corner, Knock something over
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