My Pets

Sprite and her lymphoma

Sprite sleeping

I just put all my ferret girls back into their cage for the night.  Lately, Sprite has been the last one to go in.  She has a favorite spot under the cage that she likes to lay and so I have to get down and pull her out.  With her lymphoma, she is not as active as she used to be.  It’s tough watching her.  In the last few weeks her abdomen has gotten larger, I can feel her spleen and her lymph nodes have become enlarged all over.  I know it is just a matter of time so before putting her back in the cage, I spend a few extra minutes with her petting her and telling her what a good girl she is.  Sometimes I tell her I am sorry this happened to her.  She has such a rough start in life it doesn’t seem fair that she won’t get to enjoy a long happy one.  I know I am not the only ferrent who has dealt with this, lymphoma is a pretty common cancer in ferrets.  They are definitely a heartbreak pet.

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