How to Treat Insulinoma in Dark-Eyed White and Sable Ferrets

How to Treat Insulinoma in Dark-Eyed White and Sable Ferrets

Did you know that Insulinoma is an illness that can occur in ferrets like the Dark-Eyed White and Sable ferret? Signs of the disease may include lethargy, starring off into space, avoiding food, trouble using hind limbs, and even seizures. If your Dark-Eyed White and Sable Ferret has been diagnosed with Insulinoma, talk with your vet about treatment, medications, and long-term care for your ferret. Insulinoma can often occur when the cells in the pancreas produce tumors or nodules that in turn cause an increase in insulin production or hypoglycemia. Your vet will need to run a blood test to measure your ferret’s glucose levels. Your ferret should fast four to six hours prior to the test. If the test indicates low glucose levels then your vet may recommend surgery to confirm the presence of tumors and to remove them. Surgery can increase your ferret’s survival rate and often requires no additional medication from your veterinary clinic Scottsdale, AZ.


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