Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus Is A Serious, Life-Threatening Problem That Acutely Affects The Gastrointestinal Tract Of Your Ferret
Gastric dilatation-volvulus is a serious, life-threatening problem that acutely affects the gastrointestinal tract of a ferret. Bloat occurs when gas or air build up in the stomach. Ferrets may have adrenal disease, lymphoma, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and insulinomas. Ferret that have bloat or GDV need immediate treatment. A bacterial overgrowth of an anaerobe called Clostridium in the intestines of ferrets can produce enough gas to create bloat and GDV. A ferret's stomach can fill up with air, become distended, and then twist. If the ferret is suddenly lethargic and its abdomen seems enlarged, it may have Bloatosis and GD V symptoms. GDV can cause a change in gum color, increased heart rate, shock, and difficulty breathing. You can do your best to prevent bloat with GDV by feeding a high protein diet. . . .