Effects of Poor Diet in Ferrets

Unlike most animals, ferrets have special dietary needs that must be given at all times to maintain proper health and prevent various medical conditions. Ferrets are obligate carnivores, which means that they need a constant supply of protein from meat products for their body to function properly. The …

Ferret Diseases: Canine Distemper

One of the most common diseases in ferrets is Canine Distemper, which is a very serious and contagious condition that needs proper medical attention. In many countries like the USA, this disease is treated by a vaccine called Fervac-D.   Vaccine Schedule Ferrets continue to be one of …

Entertaining Ferret Toys You Can Make or Buy

One of the most effective ways to keep your ferret healthy and happy is always to find time to play and interact with it. Sometimes it is difficult to squeeze a few minutes or hours each day for playtime due to work and other daily commitments. Fortunately, there …

Pancreatic Disease in Ferrets

Ferrets, like humans, are susceptible to various diseases. One of the most common sicknesses among ferrets is pancreatic tumors, which develops mostly in ferrets than other domesticated pets. Although this health condition can happen in both young and adult ferrets, ones aged five years and older are more …

Importance of Maintaining Proper Ferret Hydration

One of the most important organs of your pet ferret is its skin, which is also the largest. The primary function of the skin is to protect your ferret’s organs from injury and infection, as well as maintain proper body temperature. Similar to most mammals, ferret’s skin is …

Treating and Preventing Ear Infection in Ferrets

When you see your pet ferret frequently scratching its ears, bacterial infection is the most common culprit. Otitis, which is the scientific term for ear infection in ferrets, can cause many symptoms including uneasiness and the appearance of black or brown material in the ear area such as …

Ferret Care: Ascites in Ferrets

Ferrets are very active and lively animals. They thrive on interacting and playing with both, humans and other animals. They spend most of their time doing various activities, while the rest is spent on eating and resting. When you observe your pet unwilling to do these activities and …

Ferret Health: Zoonotic Diseases

Owning a ferret comes with great responsibilities. Aside from maintaining proper ferret health through perfect diet and hygiene, another very important factor to handle with caution are the zoonotic diseases, which are the diseases that an animal can spread to humans. Like dogs and cats, there are a …

How to Prevent Ferret Ear Mites

Although ear mite issue is not really life threatening for ferrets, it still needs proper attention to prevent further complications.  Ferret ear mites usually develop due to the excessive cleaning of the ears, which strips the natural protective oils which act as protection against various germs, bacteria, and …