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post #1 of 14
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One of our ferrets Rocky passed away quit suddenly yesterday.
He was kind of acting a bit off the last few days but was playing and running with Angie (our girl ferret) then about an hour later was in a very deep stupor/comma type state so my nephew rushed him to the vet but he passed away as soon as they took him back to the exam room.

The vet said he had insulinoma that crashed his sugar levels too low, but he had no symptoms of it (as we've have had a few ferrets in the past with that condition and are very familiar with the symptoms) until 2 days ago, and she said even if he was brought in then it wouldn't have changed the outcome.

He was only 1 1/2 years old.
post #2 of 14
Awww bless him

He's ran over the bridge now Diane no worries What's the lifespan of a ferret Diane?.

Have a great time over at Rainbow Bridge Rocky

post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks Susan.

Ferrets can live about 10 years...seems like 7 yrs is about average because they tend to get these kinds of illnesses. Just never had one get it so young before.

And it is eerily similar to what happened with Chuckie just 4 months ago.
post #4 of 14
Really!, i didn't think it was as long as that?. It seems strange though doesn't it how it's similar to Chuckie
post #5 of 14
Oh heck, how strange for a young one like that

RIP little Rocky, run & scamper over the Bridge, your new fur-family is waiting and Chuckie will be there to introduce you to all your new buddies
post #6 of 14
I'm very sorry for your loss

RIP Rocky
post #7 of 14
RIP RockyDiane, so sorry about your sweet boy Rocky.
post #8 of 14
I'm so sorry for your sudden loss.

Rest in peace Rocky, play happily at Rainbow Bridge.
post #9 of 14
RIP, Rocky.
post #10 of 14
I am so sorry for your loss RIP Rocky.
post #11 of 14
Rest in Peace Rocky. Im so very sorry for your loss
post #12 of 14
KittenKiya's Clan extends it's heartfelt condolences on the loss of your ferret. They are just so darn cute.
post #13 of 14
I'm so sorry. Rest in peace precious little Rocky.
post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone.
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