Last night I was checking on my ferrets, looking them over, cleaning their cage, etc and noticed my oldest ferret is losing her hair from the base of her tail going up her spine. This is one of the first symptoms of adrenal gland disease. (If you have a ferret you should know about this disease, it is very common.) I knew what it was as soon as I seen it. That was one of my biggest worries when I started rescuing ferrets years ago. Yesterday it became a reality. Those of us who have ferrets and other exotic animals know that when one has a disease or needs a check up it is hard to find a vet that knows what they are talking about. A vet that is formally trained in exotic care ans surgeries. I have had bad experiences with the vets I have tried for my Chinchilla and rabbit in the past. So I am hoping I found a vet that knows what he is doing and is very knowledgeable this time. I thought I had in the past and even had referrals to those vets. So I pray this time everything turns out ok. So as strange as it may sound to some, but not to all.. Please pray for my Sade to have a safe surgery and recovery. Thanks Everyone. (I will post pictures of her soon. (The picture below shows some of her hair loss. sorry I forgot to turn off the flash.)
UPDATE: Sade has surgery on Jan 30, 08 to remove her adrenal gland. They said she has a good chance of a full recovery. Her age is really their only worry right now. Lets just hope that it is her left gland affected. The right is alot more complicated.