Tag: ferret health

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 …

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 …

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 …

Care Requirements for Young Ferrets

Also called kits, young ferrets need extra love and care as they transition to maturity. Although there is no major difference in terms of caring for adult ferrets, you must still exert extra effort in dealing with these babies. Below is a guide on the basics of properly …

Foods Variations to Feed Your Ferrets

Ferrets need to eat meat in order to live because of the fact that they are obligate carnivores. This is the reason why their diet must consist of mainly meat products. Furthermore, ferrets are born with a very short and tiny digestive tract, which make them unable to …

Top Causes of Ferret Sickness

Just like with other animals, ferrets are susceptible to various health issues most especially when improper care is given. There are many factors why your furry friend develops mild and severe health conditions. Among the most common reasons of ferret sickness includes poor hygiene, unbalanced diet, improper overall …

Importance of Ferret Shots

Although they are considered small animals compared to other commonly domesticated animals like dogs and cats, ferrets are strongly built. They are fun and always on the go. However, ferrets require proper nutrition and care to maintain overall good health. Similar to humans, ferrets are susceptible to several sicknesses …

Most Common Ferret Health Issues

Most of the time, ferrets are very active and lively animals. However, there will also be days when your pet ferret will feel under the weather. During these days, you should provide proper care and immediate medical attention if necessary. To know what to expect when your pet …

Everything to Know about Ferret Food

Given their small size, ferrets have great appetite. Although there are some food items that must be avoided, these furry creatures are not picky eaters and will eat almost anything provided by owners. However, they have sensitive digestive system so proper diet and food items must be given …

More Facts About Ferrets

Many people, especially those who are not familiar about ferrets, see these fury animals as exotic pets. This is mainly because of the extra ordinary appearance of these wonderful creatures. One of the most commonly asked question is “Can ferrets be domesticated or become family pets?” The answer …

What to Expect with Pet Ferrets

Some bad, but mostly good. This is how to describe the things you can expect from buying or adopting pet ferrets. Although there are bad things you will experience along the way like health issues and improper behavior, there are more positive things to look forward to such …

Must Know for First Time Ferret Owner

It is natural to have doubts and questions when deciding to buy or adopt a ferret. This is most especially true when you are a first time ferret owner. To help you decide properly if a ferret is indeed the best pet for you and your family, below …