Sounds like he's got some problems. You can really push the ferretlax in hopes to get things moving but you only have about 12 hrs max before you're going to have to do something more drastic. Watch for abdominal tenderness, straining in the litter box, lethargy, grinding teeth...these are all symptoms of possible blockages. You will have to move quickly if it's indeed a blockage and a trip to the vet is a very real possibility. Good luck and please keep us posted ciao
Post by bibliophiliac on Jan 22, 2011 12:28:38 GMT -5
Well, we kept an eye on him overnight and he was passing normal stools again. Today he was out and playing like normal and overall doing well. I'll keep him on the lax and pumpkin, but I think he'll be alright. =3
Whew! So happy he's okay. I was really worried for your little one. I've been there with the blockages, and they go down VERY quickly. In a matter of hours my Pixie went from fine to almost dead. They sure do know how to scare us
I'm so glad that he was able to pass his hairball. I find that passing hairballs is something that raw fed ferrets seem to have less trouble doing than kibble fed ones. Perhaps the components of kibbles causes a more cement type stool slowing it to such a degree that the bowel cannot push it through when it comes up against a blockage such as a hairball (kibble moves through their system slower) ciao
It also could be from the increased moisture intake that raw provides. Helps things flow a bit better Dehydration (which most kibble fed ferrets suffer from on a daily basis) does cause constipation, and that would make things a lot harder to pass.