Caring for Your Pet Ferret
Preventative care saves money & improves pet comfort for your family's ferret in Phoenix.
- Save money and improve pet health
- Form a prevention plan
- Prevent fatal contagious diseases
- 14-16 weeks old repeat every year
- Distemper (canine)
- 8-10 weeks of age, 14-16 weeks of age, repeat every year
- 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
- Brush teeth daily
- 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
- Seasonal adrenal hormones reset with annual injection
- Males in late December
- Females in February or early March
- Ferrets can get the flu from you!
- Wash your hands and reduce exposure when you are sick.
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