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I did CPR on my ferret

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chenoaspirit, my psychiatrist gave me a tip in dealing with painful memories, like your little Jasmine's screaming. OK, now remember another sound that Jasmine made when she was happy and go to that place. Every time you have that sad thought, plug in the happy time.

Don't blame yourself. It isn't your fault. Animals have shorter life spans than we do, and as long as your heart is beating it will always hurt to lose one. You loved that baby until the minute she died. And she knows it.

I can only hope that we are all so lucky when our times come. . . . . :specs:

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Again, thanks to everyone who posted support. Im still very sad and still have moments wondering how Im going to get through this. My pets are family and I can still hear her screaming for help when it happened. I am going to get another ferret on friday in hopes that my jasper (the one left behind) will like her. Ive read that alot of ferrets will grieve themself to death after the death of their cage-mate. Im soooo worried about him. Thanks again to my allnurse friends, I love you all. :redbeathe

chenoaspirit - having raised ferrets, my wife says that you need to try to love bomb Jasper for a while. Get a sling (like for a newborn baby) and carry him around the house with you whenever you can, feed him the meat baby foods, and ferretone to tempt him to eat. We had a sick weasel after the hurricanes, and we spoon fed him turkey baby food and chicken baby food, along with the sweet potato baby food for a month and he came back around. First foods/Stage 1 are best - they are simple nutrients and small jars, cause he won't eat a whole jar anyway. He may very well acclimate to the new furbabies after a while - he just needs time and space to recover and grieve, just like a human does. Love him up lots, and we're thinking of you through this. If you would like, PM me, and I'll be happy to give you any help we can. So sorry for your loss - we love our fur kids almost like our real kids, don't we?

TD

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chenospirit i am so sorry for the loss of jasmine .i treat my 2 dogs like they are family.because they are my family.takecare of yourself.and baby the other ferret.

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Again, thanks to everyone who posted support. Im still very sad and still have moments wondering how Im going to get through this. My pets are family and I can still hear her screaming for help when it happened. I am going to get another ferret on friday in hopes that my jasper (the one left behind) will like her. Ive read that alot of ferrets will grieve themself to death after the death of their cage-mate.

Yes, this is true. Ferrets, bunnies, guinea pigs, probably any warm-blooded animal grief for their loss. I have two bonded guinea pigs who seem to have a love-hate relationship. They fight sure, but it's more because of dominance. They both have different personalities, but both are sweet in their own ways (both girls). One is more independent, tricky, more vocal, very comfortable with humans and the other seem to worry about everything (the sensitive one)! ---> I dunno why she's like that. She's the opposite of the 'playful one' and not quite as independent. The sensitive one is a little unsure of herself at times, so I hold her a little more than the other. She seems to think that the sky is falling for some reason, so she needs more assurance than the playful one. They fight and get on each other's nerves, but quite bonded. If one of them ever disappears, the other will surely be heartbroken.

Maybe you should hold your ferret a lot more and don't forget to talk to her. It will make both of you feel a little better? Adopting another ferret is a good idea, but you may want to introduce them in a subtle way though.

I hope you feel better, hang in there.

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I feel your pain. I lost my dog last year due to a disk fracture in her back. Its hard to get over when it happens so unexpected. You are a hero though because u tried your hardest to bring your little pal back. Its okay to grieve whatever way you know best. I still can get teary eyed when I think about my little lily. Well, they are in a good place now. Spoil your other ferret and let him know he's top priority now so he can overcome his grief too. I wish you well, and I'm truly sorry for your loss.....

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I had no idea there was a pets section on allnurses. This place is perfect! :) Thank you ALL for your responses. I so much appreciate having all of you here for support. It means so much. Im still trying to get through it. It was such a tragic event and I cant get it out of my mind. :( Oh, Im getting ANOTHER ferret on friday! So she will make 4 ferrets! Im in ferret heaven. Just if I had my Jasmine here with me too.

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I just want to say again "I LOVE YOU GUYS!" and I love allnurses!!!!! Im glad I have someplace to get/give support with people who understand and are caring. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. HUGS

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I briefly considered trying to cath my ferret Mongo a few weeks ago when I recognized the symptoms of urinary retention r/t prostatic hypertrophy (having lost another ferret to that a few years ago). A quick look at Fox's "Biology and Diseases of the Ferret" reinforced to me that although he weighed as much as the neonates I've cathed, the anatomy was much different.

A quick emergency trip to the ferret-specialist vet in town confirmed my suspicions, as well as Mongo's poor prognosis. He was put down, and went peacefully (I stayed with him).

His cage mate searched around for a while, but is doing well. He is also an old guy, and I know his time is short, but he is still peppy and inquisitive, and (echoing a poster above) still obsesses over his daily 1/2 jar of chicken baby food mixed with 1/2 tsp of that nutrient-enriched oil whose name escapes me at the moment.

From the keeper of my own little "zoo", you have my condolences.

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And mine as well. So sorry about your sweet Jasmine....the grief and revulsion of losing a beloved pet in such a fashion takes a long time to heal, so don't feel bad if you're not "over" it in a week or two. I still miss my Chrissie, Sammy, and Johnny, and they've been gone for years. (((((((HUGS))))))) to you and your remaining furkids!

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