Hi guys :)
I have a question about my little, big boy.. Basil!
He's what I like to call a champagne point, and he is absolutely beautiful! Ohh, I just love him.
Recently, I noticed he was developing small patches of orange; concentrated around his head and neck. He does a bit of scratching here.
I've always wondered if it could be allergies. The skin is ever so slightly discolored as well. BUT I can't be sure if this is from scratching, or if it's actually the skin??? You know how ferret tails kind of look; they can be a little orange/red with those dark spots? That's what small patches of the skin around his ears/head/neck/shoulders sometimes look like, which leads me to believe there could be too much oil/dirt??
I took some pictures, but they are essentially useless :)
Looking at him today, actually, he looks better! It really comes and goes. He's not in discomfort and romps around as per usual with his sister Rosemary!
He's on EVO and Orijen. He also gets FerreTone and N-Bone treats sometimes, but not a lot. Couple times a week, maybe.
What are your thoughts on orange fur? I know white ferrets are particularly susceptible to this. I was always so lucky to have a pure white ferret that stayed pure white! :) But now with Basil, a sandy colored ferret, he's got it!! Eeek.
Should I try to bathe him? He hasn't been bathed since I brought him home from le pet store back in Feb. He was stinky and had ear mites! If bathing is a good thing to try, any recommendations on shampoo? Should I try a clarifying one? Antibacterial? I danno!
Jenna & the 'rets
PS: I don't think I mentioned the possibility of allergies? He was on a different mix of food and developed red patches on his belly and DH, leading me to think he was allergic to something in those foods. He doesn't have DH now. In the past he was on TF, 8in1 Ultimate Crunch and.. I forgot the other! :O
And Cayenne seems to be doing well, if anyone is aware of her story! Pred457;lu. 58+ (Rosemary just said hi).... Anyway, her pred was reduced from 1.25ml twice a day to 0.30ml twice a day :| Why did the first vet have her on a dose approx. twice as much as she SHOULD have been on? (Ideally 0.6ml for her weight, etc, I was later told). Sigh. Hopefully up from here.
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