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I have a female ferret who is 11 months in Thursday I found

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I have a female ferret who is 11 months in Thursday I found out she ate a good amount of fabric I've been giving her food and water but she is very lethargic
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the ferret will be able to digest that. What is the ferret's name?
Customer: Latte
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Latte?
Customer: When she poops she runs out of breath and just wants to sleep
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 11 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

When did she eat the fabric?

When did she last past stool? What color was it and any signs of the fabric?

Any retching, gagging, lip licking or vomiting?

Can she keep the food or at least water down?

Are her gums pink or pale/white? Moist or sticky?

If you press on her belly, does she have any discomfort, tenderness, or tensing?

You noted that she strains until breathless, is she passing anything when she tries?