Why is my ferret leaking urine?

Urinary Incontinence More commonly, ferrets are treated for dribbling due to overfill of the urinary bladder as a result of partial urethral obstruction secondary to urolithiasis or prostatomegaly. True incontinence may be associated with bladder neoplasia, severe cystitis, or Aleutian disease virus.

What should the urine pH be for a ferret?

Cystocentesis can be performed using a 25 g needle, but some ferrets can have a transient, mild hematuria following the procedure if not properly restrained. Normal urine pH of the ferret reflects the diet: those on a meat-based, high quality ferret or cat food should have a pH 5.5-6.5.

What should I do if my ferret is peeing all the time?

It is important that you do not refuse your ferret water, even it is urinating more than usual. The underlying cause may be of serious medical consequence. If your ferret is vomiting, she will need to be hospitalized, where replacement fluids may be administered via tube.

How is urinary catheterization performed on a ferret?

Urinary tract catheterization is difficult in ferrets and is usually only performed to relieve lower urinary tract obstruction. Most ferrets will urinate during restraint and venipuncture, making a table top collection possible.

Why does my Ferret drink a lot of water?

Usually, polydipsia occurs as a compensatory response to polyuria to maintain hydration. It’s more likely to be seen in middle-aged to older ferrets. The most common symptoms of these medical conditions are an increase in urination, and drinking much more water than usual. There are generally no other behavioral changes.

Do ferrets get UTI?

Ferrets of all ages can be affected, but vulnerability increases as the animal gets older. In such cases, stone formation, prostate disease, and tumors are frequently seen. Additionally, females are more susceptible to bacterial infections of the lower urinary tract than males.