Article by Dr. Jerry Murray on adrenal disease

Good article about adrenal disease written by Dr. Jerry Murray, a well-known ferret expert. The article also contains a video showing what a severely adrenal ferret looks like.

One Ferret Health Issue You Can’t Ignore

Excerpt:

Adrenal gland diseaseĀ is the most common medical problem in pet ferrets. Ferrets with adrenal gland disease frequently experience hair loss as the first sign of a problem. Over time, additional signs of adrenal gland disease develop. Common clinical signs can include itchy skin above the shoulders, an enlarged vulva in females, an enlarged prostate in males and anemia. Other clinical signs include an enlarged spleen, aggressive behavior, sexual behavior, an increase in musky body odor, bacterial infections of the bladder and prostate, damage to the gallbladder, mammary gland cancer and loss of muscle mass. A few of these signs can be serious and even life-threatening, so adrenal gland disease is definitely worse than just cosmetic hair loss.

So you want to start a ferret shelter? Read this!

From the American Ferret Association: Starting a ferret shelter/rescue should not be taken lightly. There are many good hearted folks who thought they were going to help ferrets and in turn ended up hurting themselves and others along the way. If you are new to ferrets and want to help then ferret out your closest…

My schedule should be getting better

Selena and flowers

Good news! My son is moving into his apartment this Saturday (March 8) and that means I’ll be at my own home (the shelter) more often. I’m hoping I’ll be a lot more available in the next week or so.

Spotlight for today: Billie

Billie at the shelter

This was written by shelter volunteer, Joe, for the Ferret Giving Tree: Hello, I came to the shelter with my buddy Brody. Our mom decided to go to school far away and couldn’t take us along. We were left with her family, but they really don’t have time for us, so the Hide-E-Hole agreed to…

Today’s spotlight: Brody

Billie & Brody at old home

This was written by shelter volunteer, Joe, for the Ferret Giving Tree: Hello, I came to the shelter with my girlfriend Billie. Our mom decided to go to school far away and couldn’t take us along. We were left with her family, but they really don’t have time for us, so the Hide-E-Hole agreed to…