We got the verdict : insulinoma 😢
Chopin was feeling a little down lately and my instinct was telling me something was wrong. I went to the vet, they ran some test and they discovered he had very low blood sugar.
Like many other ferret past 4 or 5 years old, Chopin was diagnosed with insulinoma. It's a common condition I was aware of before I got my ferrets, but it is never nice when the time comes. He will have to take meds for the rest of his life.
Insulinoma is caused by a tumor on the pancreas and the effects are the opposite of diabetes. The pancreas starts to secrete too much insulin and the blood sugar levels drop too low. If your ferret goes into hypoglycaemia, it can be real bad, even fatal.
I write this today because so many people miss the symptoms and it is too late when they discover it. If you have some doubts, go check with the vet. Honestly, I paid 10$ this morning for the blood sugar test and it may have save the life of Chopin. 💜. ✨Follow us: @ferret_amazing
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