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Sneezing and Sneezing and Sneezing.

Post by Jame » Sat, 01 Jan 2000 04:00:00



Hey All,

   Once again I seek the advice from as many folks who have feedback on this
latest development in the life of my fuzzies.  1 of our fuzzies, (Silver,
Male, neutered, descented 14 weeks old) seems to sneeze way too much when he
is in his cage.  We haven't changed anything that we put in the cage and we
clean it religiously once a week. This has been going on now for almost 2
weeks where its been noticable.  Our female sable of the same age doesn't
sneeze more then 2-5 times in a row when she does sneeze, but our male
sneezes in excess of up to 12-20 times. (20 being estimated high, he really
does go on too long to count.)  What I want to make sure is that there is no
disease or infection that can cause this symptom.  Other then the sneezing
he's just fine. I am currently using a deoderizer on the bottom of their
cage under the litter.  The deoderizer is meant for cat litter but it didn't
say it couldn't be used anywhere else and I figured if it worked for my cat
it'd work here.  The reason this became suspect is because when the sneezing
thing started is when they started digging to the bottom of their cage in
attempts to flip over the party (thats something i'll need help on fixing in
my next posting).  Since our male is the main troublemaker in this situation
it would explain why he sneezes whenever on the bottom floor of the cage.
(never seems to sneeze when off of the bottom floor.)  So we are going to
try to not use that powder anymore, but if that doesn't solve the problem,
does anyone else have any feedback or insight as to why our little guy just
sneezes himself right off his feet?  I look forward to hearing from you all!
Thanks again!

-James

Sidenote:  I am assuming what he is doing is sneezing since he is forcing
air through his nose at a high velocity multiple times in a row.  It sounds
like a sneeze so thats why I am assuming thats what it is.

 
 
 

Sneezing and Sneezing and Sneezing.

Post by Cate » Sat, 01 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Hi James,

I don't know about the powder or the fact that he sneezes mainly on the
bottom of the cage but if it's a continued sneeze you probably should take
him to the vet.  I know ferrets can catch colds and develop respiratory
problems.  The shelter mom also mentioned something scary - that she wanted
all the sneezing weasels checked out to rule out heart problems.
Hopefully your problem is just related to the powder, but a good rule of
thumb is that if something concerns you, a vet visit couldn't hurt.

Cate

Quote:

>Hey All,

>   Once again I seek the advice from as many folks who have feedback on
this
>latest development in the life of my fuzzies.  1 of our fuzzies, (Silver,
>Male, neutered, descented 14 weeks old) seems to sneeze way too much when
he
>is in his cage.  We haven't changed anything that we put in the cage and we
>clean it religiously once a week. This has been going on now for almost 2
>weeks where its been noticable.  Our female sable of the same age doesn't
>sneeze more then 2-5 times in a row when she does sneeze, but our male
>sneezes in excess of up to 12-20 times. (20 being estimated high, he really
>does go on too long to count.)  What I want to make sure is that there is
no
>disease or infection that can cause this symptom.  Other then the sneezing
>he's just fine. I am currently using a deoderizer on the bottom of their
>cage under the litter.  The deoderizer is meant for cat litter but it
didn't
>say it couldn't be used anywhere else and I figured if it worked for my cat
>it'd work here.  The reason this became suspect is because when the
sneezing
>thing started is when they started digging to the bottom of their cage in
>attempts to flip over the party (thats something i'll need help on fixing
in
>my next posting).  Since our male is the main troublemaker in this
situation
>it would explain why he sneezes whenever on the bottom floor of the cage.
>(never seems to sneeze when off of the bottom floor.)  So we are going to
>try to not use that powder anymore, but if that doesn't solve the problem,
>does anyone else have any feedback or insight as to why our little guy just
>sneezes himself right off his feet?  I look forward to hearing from you
all!
>Thanks again!

>-James

>Sidenote:  I am assuming what he is doing is sneezing since he is forcing
>air through his nose at a high velocity multiple times in a row.  It sounds
>like a sneeze so thats why I am assuming thats what it is.

 
 
 

Sneezing and Sneezing and Sneezing.

Post by Karen McMurra » Sat, 01 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> Hey All,

>    Once again I seek the advice from as many folks who have feedback on this
> latest development in the life of my fuzzies.  1 of our fuzzies, (Silver,
> Male, neutered, descented 14 weeks old) seems to sneeze way too much when he
> is in his cage.  We haven't changed anything that we put in the cage and we
> clean it religiously once a week. This has been going on now for almost 2
> weeks where its been noticable.  Our female sable of the same age doesn't
> sneeze more then 2-5 times in a row when she does sneeze, but our male
> sneezes in excess of up to 12-20 times. (20 being estimated high, he really
> does go on too long to count.)  What I want to make sure is that there is no
> disease or infection that can cause this symptom.  Other then the sneezing
> he's just fine. I am currently using a deoderizer on the bottom of their
> cage under the litter.  The deoderizer is meant for cat litter but it didn't
> say it couldn't be used anywhere else and I figured if it worked for my cat
> it'd work here.  The reason this became suspect is because when the sneezing
> thing started is when they started digging to the bottom of their cage in
> attempts to flip over the party (thats something i'll need help on fixing in
> my next posting).  Since our male is the main troublemaker in this situation
> it would explain why he sneezes whenever on the bottom floor of the cage.
> (never seems to sneeze when off of the bottom floor.)  So we are going to
> try to not use that powder anymore, but if that doesn't solve the problem,
> does anyone else have any feedback or insight as to why our little guy just
> sneezes himself right off his feet?  I look forward to hearing from you all!
> Thanks again!

> -James

> Sidenote:  I am assuming what he is doing is sneezing since he is forcing
> air through his nose at a high velocity multiple times in a row.  It sounds
> like a sneeze so thats why I am assuming thats what it is.

I don't know what causes it either, but I had a ferret who would
periodically do the same thing. It was fairly rare, but now and then
Nicki would have one of those "sneezes [her]self right off her feet"
episodes. I never did track it down, beyond deciding she had some mild
allergy or respiratory problem. Given the ferret tendency to inhale
anything and everything, even a mild respiratory condition would be
irritated pretty regularly.

Nick was just shy of 8 years old when she died -- the sneezing, whatever
it was, wasn't life-threatening.

As always, if the problem is severe or frequent or simply causing you to
worry, talk to your vet.

-karen
--

Any language where the unassuming word 'fly' signifies an annoying
insect, a means of travel, and a critical part of a gentleman's
apparel is clearly asking to be mangled.
-- Bill Bryson, "The Mother Tongue"

 
 
 

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Post by Tara Kostezk » Sun, 02 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Hiya James :)

I am currently using a deoderizer on the bottom of their
: cage under the litter.  The deoderizer is meant for cat litter but it
didn't
: say it couldn't be used anywhere else and I figured if it worked for my
cat
: it'd work here.

JMOO, but I don't use any chemicals around my pets if I can possibly avoid
it. Go have a good sniff of this deodoriser stuff and I betcha you'd sneeze
too!

I use bi-carb of Soda for deodorising the rubbish bin and the fridge, but
have not bothered with the fuzzies. Keeping the cage scrupulously clean goes
a long way towards reducing the smell. And the residual fuzzy odor I quite
like so that's not a problem for me :))

Good luck, I sincerely hope it doesn't turn out to be anything more serious.

TK