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Caring for Your Pet Ferret

Preventative care saves money & improves pet comfort for your family's ferret in Phoenix. 

Annual Exam

  • Save money and improve pet health
  • Form a prevention plan


  • Prevent fatal contagious diseases
    • Rabies
      • 14-16 weeks old repeat every year
    • Distemper (canine)
      • 8-10 weeks of age, 14-16 weeks of age, repeat every year

Parasite Control

  • External (mites, fleas, ticks)
    • Carry diseases that make people and pets sick
  • Internal (worms)
    • 1 in 3 people in the USA gets worms from pets
    • They can make children blind

Spay or Neuter

  • If not done as a baby, scheduled between 3-4 months of age
  • Prevent cancer and expensive health problems like anemia

Dental Care

  • Brush teeth daily

Senior Screening

  • Start at 3 years of age
  • Lab tests at annual exam with 6 month recheck exams
  • Catch problems early to save money and improve pet comfort


  • Commercial Ferret Food with at least 25% Animal-based Protein
  • Treats (no carbs or sugars): try meat, rodents
  • Avoid the new grain-free trend in diets as they may be related to bladder stones

Cancer Prevention

  • Seasonal adrenal hormones reset with annual injection
  • Males in late December
  • Females in February or early March

Disease Prevention

  • Ferrets can get the flu from you! 
  • Wash your hands and reduce exposure when you are sick.

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