Post by mustelidmusk on Jan 26, 2011 23:54:10 GMT -5
Take Dingo to the vet ASAP. Inability to pee can be caused by infection. I suspect that Dingo has an enlarged prostate from adrenal??? This makes him more prone to infection. Moreover, inability to pee is very serious.
Lupron/desorelin will probably be the best bet for helping with prostate. There are some other meds such as fluamide or arimidex that may help with male hormones as well. Any of these options need to be given by your vet. Melatonin may be helpful, and possibly saw palmetto.
Your ferret does need to see a vet ASAP since he will not survive lone without being able to pee (or having his bladder expressed severa times per day).
This issue as stated by Jennifer has to be treated asap. Saw palmetto is awesome before the prostate gets to this, it doesn't work real well or at least fast enough to give your guy relief. I have used Flurosamide. Mad Max was on it. If Dingo is responding to it I would go with either the Lupron or the Deslorin. Mad Max wasn't responding to the lupron and there was no way that we could get our hands on the des in time for Max. It turned out that he had bladder cancer and he probably wouldn't have responded to it anyway. The Flurosamide worked well for about 5 months. It's hugely expensive (or was here) compared to even the Lupron. ciao
My Timmy had/is getting over a bladder infection. Not adrenal related. IDK if your ferret has adrenal but as the others said I'd take him to a vet ASAP. But Timmy's symptoms were different. Peeing often and not much. dark yellow to brownish pee. And making sounds like he was in pain every time he would try to pee. Took him to the vet and they gave him antibiotics. He's doing MUCH better now and peeing like a champ. If you don't know if he has adrenal or even just a UTI I would get him to a vet really soon!
Post by AnimalFarm2006 on Jan 27, 2011 10:26:53 GMT -5
Well we got snowed in... But I called my when I woke up to see what he thinks about the problem. He told me that his amoxi should help him. He's on it for ulcers.
And to respond to you guys. He can pee just only little puddles at a time. He's on lupron and melatonin for adrenal. So..I've been doing the right stuff so far. Just don't know what extra I can do to help him relieve himself beter.
You've got all the right stuff How long has he been on the lupron? The vet may need to check him out to see if it's no longer working on his prostate. I've heard of this happening. I've heard of the vet putting a ferret on lupron and furosomide but I don't know how often that is done or even if it worked. Perhaps, he needs to advance to the deslorin. Again, I don't know if that might be the next step but I would be tempted to trying to find out from the vet what options are available for you boy. It's got to be terribly difficult and painful to not be able to empty his bladder. This inability to empty his badder will also set him up for infections. ciao
The first series that Mad Max got was a pill. The next series he got was a liquid (supposed to have tasted like chicken) but he hated it more than the pills and it smelled horrid Poor wee boy, he's depressed over the loss of his friend. At least he appears to understand and is coming out of it ciao