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Common conditions of pet ferrets include diarrhoea, intestinal foreign bodies, parasites, heart disease, and various kinds of cancer.
Common conditions of pet rodents include respiratory diseases, anorexia and lethargy, overgrown teeth, and tumours.
Common conditions of pet rabbits include snuffles, gut stasis, abnormal caecotrophs, parasites, dental disease, uterine cancer, and sore hocks.
A mouse's lifespan is only 18-36 months so ageing changes and natural fatal conditions such as tumours are fairly common.
A rat's lifespan is only 18-48 months so ageing changes and natural fatal conditions such as tumours are fairly common.
Adrenal disease describes tumours or hypertrophy (excess growth) of the adrenal gland(s). Tumours may be benign (adenoma) or malignant (adenocarcinoma).
The main skin diseases in ferrets are associated with parasites - fleas, mites and ticks - with bacterial skin disease and tumours such as mast cell tumours.
As with any animal ferrets can suffer from a wide range of tumours from benign cancers of the skin to aggressive malignant tumours of internal organs.
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