Lymphoma is seen when the ferret’s spleen or Liver enlarges. The lymph nodes can also enlarge and the ferret looses weight. According to some vets, removal of the spleen is useful, but usually only prolongs life by a few short months. Cancers can be seen in any organ in the ferret. It is so important to have regular check ups done with your ferret.
Junior Lymphoma is heartbreaking and occurs in ferrets under 2. There is no cure or definite treatment for this.
CMP is sad and can happen at any age. Ferrets, like Dobermans are prone to this disease. I feel it’s very important to have x-rays done of your ferret every year after he/she reaches 3 years of age. Early detection is sometimes a life saver.
Insulinoma is a cancer of the pancreas. Tiny growths of insulin grow inside the ferret’s pancreas and at times send out a burst of insulin into the ferret’s system. Signs include; pawing at the mouth (indicating nausea), starring into space as if dazed, seizures & coma. Some of our members have had luck with treating their ferrets the Naturopathic way. Please seek the advice of a qualified ferret veterinarian if you see any signs of Insulinoma.