> Thanks all for the reply. The cyst has been about for a bit, and
> *** tend to make it look alot better, but that is anti-inflamatory
> and some antibiotics twice a day. It has been going on for about 4
> months now, when the *** wear out, they look again and give me
> more. He doesnt like taking them, often spitting them out. dont think
> they taste very nice so pinnning him down and forcing him to take
> them is a little stressful for both of us.
> Have been advised by the vet that it is healing and swelling going
> down, but very high chance it will come back. There arent that many
> vets that know that much about ferrets in the UK. The one i have seen
> seems to know alot. Recomended to stop any further complications.
> Just dont want him to get to stressed about being forced to take
> medication and defently dont want him to loose his pack
> > > Hi Guys,
> > > I have a sick Approx 2 year old male ferret who has had a growing
> > > lump towards the top of his tail.
> > > I have taken to the vet, who gave me some ***. this has helped
> > > the swelling going down but I have been told they recommend
> > > amputating the tail. He with with two others.
> > > im a little worred the others wont take to him without the tail
> > > if they do this, or even worse he has problems without his tail.
> > > Has anyone got a ferret who have had their tail amputated.
> > > he doenst seem to be in pain by the lump, but always looks red,
> > > sore and grows when he isnt on the medication. The vet has
> > > checked and seems there is a little *** and puss in there,
> > > not like its a hard mass.
> > I agree with what Steve said....get a 2nd opinion before amputating
> > his tail. It sounds like some antibiotic cream might solve the
> > problem. I had a male ferret with an infected cyst once (he
> > scratched it raw). It got worse and worse and NeoSporin finally
> > fixed it. Took a long time though.
> > If the tail has to go (cancer only, imo), he'll do fine without it
> > and the other ferrets will still love him.
> > G.
try sticking his medication on his favourite treats we use cream or egg
our little monsters favourite munchies , mix it in with his food , cat
foods great for this it kills the taste of most medications.
Speak to the vet and see if you ca mix the medication in his water,
used to do that with one of my other ferrets (mainly because he weighed
in about 9 pounds and had a bite that went through bone if you ticked
him off )