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I have a six year old ferret that has insulinoma and adrenal disease. He has a suprelorin implant and takes prednisone. About 20 minutes ago, I was about to give him his medication and found him lying on the floor barely breathing and covered in diarrhea. His stomach also feels extremely hard(like a blockage?). It's currently 1am and I'm only 16, so I have no way to get him to the vet or an emergency vet. Is there anything I can do for him right now to make him more comfortable or help him at all?

Thank you

Dear Mandi,

I am so sorry, Mandi, but I am not a vet.  The condition of your furry little guy demands the attention of a doctor right away.  I wish so much I could help you but anything I can say would only delay valuable time in getting him the help he needs.

Please let me know how he does, as I am concerned for both of you.

Warm Regards,


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Janet Russek


I can answer questions re: Feeding(keeping that body weight up) General Care, Safety, Behavior, Best Cages, Proper Toys, Dangers to Ferrets (ferret proofing your home), Play Area/Room Suggestions.


I've raised ferrets very successfully for approximately twelve years. I usually kept three at a time. I presently have one. I've tried a variety of cages, habitats, toys, treats.

Highschool grad with some college.

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