Post Number: 1
|Posted on Monday, October 03, 2011 - 2:46 pm: |
Hello everyone! Great to be here! I am new to this board but not new to fuzzies. Had two many years ago, and they are by far my favorite pet. They had long healthy happy lives and passed of old age.
I recently was given a fuzzy baby girl (I think) who was sent back to a seller because of a prolapsed rectum (I think thats what its called). I don't know what caused this, but maybe the people who had her gave her dry food!? Ive been giving her wetted food, and treating with a hemmorhoid cr and cort cr. The rectum is more in then out now, so Im to assume its getting better? The vet here is WAY too expensive for me, so that is not an option. No blood in stool, and no crying, she's just happy and crazy! LOL Her name is Cujy (female version of Cujo since she plays with her mouth open and her fangs out!) LOL Very sweet fuzzy, I love her and refuse to give her up...any suggestions would be very welcome as to cause, treatment etc.. I have much to learn as it was many years ago that I had fuzzies, and I never had any problems with mine.
Anyways good to be here and look forward to hearing from you all!
Angela and Cujy
Post Number: 1639
|Posted on Monday, October 03, 2011 - 4:49 pm: |
Welcome to the board
Depending on what her poop looks like might depend on her prolasp. Some may prolasp due to stress, others could be because of what is in the intestinal tract. It is a warp thought, it may or may not help. You could try a probiotic on her to even out her digestive tract to see if that helps her prolasp. Other thoughts on the prolasp could be caused when they did the surgery spay/neuter and remove the butt guns did some damage that way. Don't know. Even thou the best advice would be to take her to a vet. Others may have a more ideas to help in the situation. Hope this helps.
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Post Number: 2
|Posted on Monday, October 03, 2011 - 5:28 pm: |
Thank you Fuzzie, I don't know in what respect to give her the probiotic!? But Id be willing to try. From what I understand prolapsed rectum can be very painful and cause blood in the stool, but this is not the case with Cujy. I feel like such a deadbeat fuzzy mom, not being able to take her to the vet, but Im not giving up on her. The previous "Pet wholesaler" that sold her in the first place said he would take her to the vet but he would pay for it and sell her to someone else...umm...nope. Not willing to give her up, we're all too attached to her. So any information would be greatly appreciated. Its good to be here, thank you for the welcome!
Angela and Cujy
Post Number: 1640
|Posted on Monday, October 03, 2011 - 8:02 pm: |
I did find on-line a probiotic by Marshall at Ferretdepot.com. This is specifically made for ferrets. I could not find any cat probiotics only a prebiotic which is different. A prebiotic will help the good bacteria in the intestinal tract grow, but slowly. A probiotic will ADD good bacteria to the intestinal tract. My vet told me that information. I hope this helps.
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Post Number: 4
|Posted on Monday, October 03, 2011 - 10:10 pm: |
That does help, thank you! I will look into getting some!
Can ferrets live with a prolapsed rectum????
Post Number: 7291
|Posted on Tuesday, October 04, 2011 - 12:07 pm: |
No, a ferret shouldn't live with a prolapsed rectum. How old is the ferret? A kit? What are you feeding it? Moistened kibble mixed with a little bit of meat baby food (Gerber, stage2, or Beechnut) and nothing dry until the prolapse goes back in and stays in. Feed every 4-6 hours - don't leave wet kibble in the cage for over 24 hours.
You can also get some Karo syrup and put a little dab of that on the prolapse, which will help. It's a tried and true treatment.
It worries me that you can't afford a vet - where are you located? Maybe others can suggest good vets in your area. Vet care is very important with ferrets. Carecredit.com has a great program for vet care - if you qualify, it's a 0% interest credit card that gives you a certain amount of months to pay off the bill. You want to make sure you pay it off before the anniv. date or they DO start charging you interest, tho!
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Post Number: 5
|Posted on Tuesday, October 04, 2011 - 2:40 pm: |
Hi Weaslemom! Thank you for the advice. What is Karo syrup? Cujy is apparently three months old. I have been wetting down the food, nothing dry at all and never leave the food, rather give her littler amounts more often.
I am in Ontario Canada. There is one vet that looks after ferrets (that I know of) and he is VERY expensive. Getting credit sounds great but is not an option right now. Maybe giving her back to the seller would be the "responsible" thing to do, but then I don't know if I could live with myself. I will keep trying the cort and hemmerhoid cream that seemed to be helping. At any sign of further trouble, I will find a way to get her to a vet, somehow.
Anyways, thanks for the info.
Weaslebreath and Cujy
Post Number: 1466
|Posted on Tuesday, October 04, 2011 - 4:35 pm: |
Karo Syrup. Its a sugary syrup used in cooking/baking. Sounds crazy, but the sugar helps reduce the fluids in the swollen tissue and thus reduces the prolapsed rectum.
I wouldn't nec take the fuzzit back to the seller. It could end up euthanized. For now try the Karo syrup. In the states its common and can be found in the baking section of the grocery store
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Post Number: 6
|Posted on Tuesday, October 04, 2011 - 6:02 pm: |
Thank you Polecatparlour! I will deffinately try it, Im willing to try anything. You're right, I know the guy that sold her, he is a good person, but he does this for a business, so he dosn't want to sink anymore money into them....We always try to do the right thing, and maybe I didn't do the right thing saving fuzzy Cujy, but I try.
Post Number: 1558
|Posted on Tuesday, October 04, 2011 - 8:19 pm: |
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Post Number: 486
|Posted on Tuesday, October 04, 2011 - 8:39 pm: |
You can also sprinkle a little sugar on the rectum which will help with the prolapse if you can't find any karo. Or if you're in a pinch truvia works well also (had a cat at work with a prolapsed uterus and we had no sugar)
Definitely recommend some probiotics in case it's bacterial enteritis.
Something else to consider though is GI parasites. Some clinics will do fecals without seeing the patient especially if you are already an existing client. Call and see if you can take in a sample.
If she doesn't get better a vet trip really is needed. The tissue can start to die if it doesn't resolve requiring extensive surgery and can be fatal if she becomes septic. If you do go be sure to take a fecal sample with you. It's hard to get a good sample from them and you can guaranty when you want one they haven't gone in their cage
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