Some of the symptoms are:
- Weight Loss
- Decrease in appetite
- Distended abdomen
- Yellowish tinge to eyes
- Yellowish gums
But some ferrets with liver cancer don’t show any of the above symptoms.
If your ferret shows any signs of not being itself, take it to the vet to be checked.
Most times they will do exploratory surgery, as it’s better than an ultrasound for determining what’s wrong.
More information about liver cancer in ferrets can be found here (but be warned, the photos are pretty gruesome!)…
Ferret Liver Cancer by LBAH
Enlarged Liver in Ferrets (PetMD)
Enlarged Liver in Ferrets (WagWalking.com)
Ferret Diseases, Part 3: Liver Cancer by Carl Palazzolo, DVM
(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.