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My ferret (3 years old) was fine all a.m., just walked over to the corner and vomitted 4 times, had a drink, checked out her food bowl, curled up and went to sleep. Should I be concerned. I have already googled it, and know the "potential causes", but she is not in any type of distress, and it seems to be an isolated event. Any ideas or suggestions?
- YahooLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
Vomiting can range from the occasional "nuisance" to the regular vomiting on an empty or full stomach, and may or may not be accompanied by diarrhea. This presentation addresses vomiting without diarrhea. The main causes of vomiting (without diarrhea) are foreign bodies (the most common cause of vomiting), Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Helicobacter, and liver disease (the least common cause of vomiting). *Vomiting is different from regurgitation. Vomiting means that the food has entered the stomach whereas in regurgitation, the material does not enter the stomach first. Regurgitation is common in ferrets with megaesophagus, a relatively rare condition. In megaesophagus, the esophagus dilates due to the lack of muscular motility. When the ferret attempts to swallow, the food or liquid cannot be propelled into the stomach causing the esophagus to swell as it fills. As a result, the ferret regurgitates usually within minutes of eating. So it may have just been a tummy ach, hair ball, or an empty/full stomach. If your ferret shows more signs of sickness or continues to vomit then take her to the vet. Hope it's nothing serious and this helps. xoxo <3
- 1 decade ago
A ferret vomiting is never a good thing. The first thing that comes to mind is intestinal blockage and this can be deadly very fast. If you have hairball gel, give her some; if not, a big dollop of petroleum jelly will work - just scrape it off onto the roof of her mouth. Don't worry, it won't harm her and they usually like it. Watch her food intake - if she doesn't eat for 4-6 hours get her to a vet ASAP. If her poo is thin, ribbon-like and very dark and tarry looking, get her to a vet. Ferrets are very good at hiding illness and distress, they are carnivores and to show illness or distress is to show weakness. They can appear perfectly fine until it's too late, so watch for the symptoms and go with your gut.Source(s): Friendly Ferret/UK, Ferretville, Ferret Village, Ferret, Furry Angels Ferrets, I currently have 4 ferrets.
- kelly24592Lv 51 decade ago
Man, I have puked up some weird stuff, but I never vomited a ferret.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
take it to the vet, they might know more about it then you, and cold give you better sugestions than people on here