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Message par Squeegee le Mar Aoû 14, 2012 2:11 pm

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Ferret First Aid & Emergency Care Card
Contact your veterinarian immediately if your ferret exhibits any of these symptoms:

Vomiting repeatedly.
Severe diarrhea (especially green in color).
Constipation or signs of strain or vocalizing when trying to pass a bowel.
Excessive coughing or nasal discharge (green or yellow in color).
Extreme change in appetite or not eating at all.

What to do when your ferret is injured:

Stay calm and try to keep your ferret calm.
Wrap your ferret in a towel or blanket; cradle their body with your hands to prevent further injuries.
Avoid being close to the muzzle (an injured ferret might bite).
If your ferret is conscious, check your ferret for symptoms of shock:
Labored Breathing or effort to inhale or exhale or breathing with an open mouth are all signs of a serious health problem. Common causes of breathing difficulty suggest a respiratory infection or an allergic reaction.
Loss of Consciousness or bleeding from ears, nose, or mouth is very serious. Keep ferret immobilized and horizontal with minimal handling. Get to your veterinarian immediately!
Change in Color of Gums. Gums and nose should always be pink. Pale or white gums are a serious problem and suggest anemia, internal bleeding, or shock. Gums that are severely red can be a sign of serious systemic infection.
Change in Temperature from the normal, which is between 101° and 103° Fahrenheit. Use a lubricated thermometer to easily get a proper temperature.
Loss of Appetite or a ferret not eating on their own should be fed approximately 25-35 cc of food every 3-4 hours for a daily intake of 80-120 cc's. Call your veterinarian.

Treating Cuts or Wounds
Abrasions, cuts, bites, and other accidents can cause bleeding. Latex gloves are available for the ferret owner treating bleeding wounds. Attention: If the wound is bleeding excessively, call you veterinarian and transport your ferret immediately.

Cut the hair from around the wound (if possible).
Flush the wound with the skin wash.
Apply PVP iodine wipe to cut or wound.
Place gauze pads over the wound area and hold until bleeding stops. Don't remove blood-soaked pads; just add another on top, cover with gauze bandage roll and secure with adhesive tape (consider circulation when tightening the bandage).
If the wound is bleeding excessively, call you veterinarian and transport your ferret immediately.
If the wound is a mild abrasion or cut, you should still contact your veterinarian.

Puncture Wounds

Apply a PVP iodine wipe to a puncture wound first.
Bandage with gauze to protect wound from debris (consider circulation when tightening the bandage).
All puncture wounds should be seen by a veterinarian for removal of any foreign matter.

Burns
Burns on the lips and gums may be visible. Ferret may have difficult breathing - the most common consequences of electrical shock are pulmonary edema or fluid accumulation in the lungs.

Apply cool compress and call your veterinarian immediately.
Non-chemical burns need to have a cool compress followed by application of a burn cream.

Eye Injuries
Eye injuries should be evaluated by a veterinarian immediately.

Keep the eye and surrounding tissues hydrated with Eye and Skin Wash until veterinarian treatment is possible.

Fractured/Broken Bones
Signs of fractured or broken bones: Unable to stand or walk without pain, crying out loud when picked up, have visible swelling or tenderness of the immediate area.

If you suspect a fracture or broken bone: Wrap your ferret in a towel or blanket; cradle the body with your hands to prevent further injuries. Transport your ferret to your veterinarian immediately.

Suspected Poisoning
Symptoms of poisoning can include vomiting, seizures, bloating, bright red gums, difficulty breathing, and diarrhea.

If you suspect poisoning, DO NOT give your ferret anything.
Try to identify the poison.
Some of the items that are most likely to poison your ferret are:
Human medications or drugs.
Household and cleaning solutions.
Alcoholic beverages.
Call your veterinarian immediately or call the Animal Poison Control Center: 1-800-548-2423.

Rashes, Skin Irritations, & Insect Bites

Cut away hair if needed.
Clean area with antiseptic wipe.
Apply hydrocortisone cream.
Distract your ferret for 15 minutes to keep from licking the cream so that cream can begin to work.
Watch ferret for progressive signs of swelling of the bitten area or difficulty breathing due to an allergic reaction.
Call your veterinarian as needed.

Hypoglycemia
Symptoms of low blood sugar can include:

Star-gazing.
Pawing at the mouth.
Weakness or disorientation.
Seizure and possible loss of consciousness (ferrets usually vocalize during a seizure that resembles intense pain).

Administrating honey for low blood sugar:

You may choose to drip honey slowly into the mouth using an eyedropper or a syringe.
Be sure to allow time for the ferret to swallow. About 5 cc (1 teaspoon) should be given.
If the ferret is having a seizure or unconscious, it will not be able to swallow. Do not force the honey down the ferret's throat. Doing so may cause the ferret to aspirate the honey into its lungs. Instead, place the honey on the ferret's gums and tongue with a cotton swab to prevent being bitten by the convulsing ferret.

NOTE: After administering the honey, you should head to your veterinarian.

Hyperthermia
Hyperthermia, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke are all causes of excessive body heat. Symptoms can include:

Excessive breathing.
Drooling.
Very red gums and foot pads.
Reluctance to stand or move.
Ferret overall feels warm to the touch.

Take Temperature - Use a rectal thermometer to measure your ferret's temperature. It should be between 101° to 103° Fahrenheit.

The ferret can be treated successfully by being bathed in cool - but not cold - water. The water should be changed several times throughout this process. After bathing, the ferret should be toweled off (DO NOT blow dry with heat).

If the temperature continues to rise, contact your veterinarian immediately.

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