Eclamptogenic Toxemia in Ferrets


This problem can occur a few days after the jill has given birth and it is still not fully understood what causes it to happen.
Symptoms include:

No interest in food
Weight loss
Muscular incoordination

Ignoring these symptoms can cause death, so please make sure you take her to the vet if you suspect anything untowards.

If you have a pregnant jill, you can usually prevent any problems with eclamptogenic toxemia by adding uncooked, fresh liver to your jill’s diet – but don’t give her too much as it’ll cause diarrhea.


You can read more about Eclamptogenic Toxemia in Ferrets here …

Pregnancy toxemia in a ferret by Erica F Dalrymple (technical paper)

Pregnancy Toxemia in Ferrets (PetMD)



(Last updated November 2019)


DISCLAIMER: The information contained on this page is not meant to replace seeing a veterinarian if you think your ferret is ill. It’s only meant to supply general information on a particular illness which was obtained either from personal experience with my sick ferrets, or from books and/or the Internet.

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