Ferrets are bursting with life and need plenty of space in which to run around. Lots of ferret owners take their pets out on a lead, but they must be vaccinated against canine distemper first. Check with your local Vets4Pets for more information about vaccinations.
Mites And Your Ferret
Mites live on the skin of your ferret, can make them itchy, uncomfortable, keeping your ferret mite-free will keep them feeling great!
Fleas and Your Ferret
Ferrets who have any interaction with wild animals, or other household pets such as cats and dogs, are most at risk and can have nasty reactions.
Fleas And Your Small Pet
Fleas aren’t fussy, and will take a bite from most warm-blooded animals. This includes small furries, such as hamsters, Guinea-pigs and rats, who usually pick them up from other pets in the home.
Ticks And Your Ferret
Find out if your pet ferret could potentially be at risk of catching ticks and how to check for them with this useful pet health advice from Vets4Pets.
Cryptosporidia And Your Ferret
Cryptosporidia are a type of protozoa – a microscopic, single-celled parasite – which live in the intestines and can cause profuse, watery diarrhoea.
Coccidiosis And Your Ferret
Coccidiosis is caused by a single-celled parasite, or protozoa, called Eimeria. While some ferrets can carry the parasite and show no signs, others can develop deadly disease.
Giardia And Your Ferret
Giardia are a type of protozoa – a microscopic, single-celled parasite – which lives in the small intestines. Affected ferrets can get nasty diarrhoea, as well as spreading the parasite to others – including us!
Heartworms And Your Ferret
Heartworms are not found in the UK, but are a risk for ferrets that travel abroad – although ferrets are at a much lower risk than other pets. Learn more here.