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Ferret Diarrhea Sources

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1)  Food or Water

  • Food changes or too many treats

  • Contaminated water

2)  Stress

  • Internal - irregular feedings (feast or famine)

  • External - a fearful living environment

3)  Heat Stroke

4)  Vaccination Reactions

5)  Late Stages of Death

6)  Toxic Substance in the body

  • Oral ingestion

  • Absorbed through the skin or foot pads

7)  Intestinal Obstruction - Partial

  • Hairball

  • Foreign object (like rubber glove, eraser, sponge)

  • Tumor causing partial blockage

  • Lymphoma - swollen gastric or mesenteric lymph node

8)  Bacterial/Viral

  • Campylobacter

  • E-coli

  • Human Influenza

  • Canine Distemper

  • Rotovirus

  • Helicobacter

  • ECE (Epizootic Catarrhal Enteritis), Green Slime Disease

9)  Wasting Diseases

  • PBD - Proliferative Bowell Disease

  • IBD - Inflammatory Bowell Disease

  • EG - Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis.  Probably an allergy or immune reaction

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