Ferrets can make wonderful companions and love to play, some even like to go for walks on leads. Read our ferret advice articles ranging from vaccinations we advise, to whether you should consider neutering them. Find out more about microchipping them as well as protecting them against fleas and other parasites. Check with your local Vets4Pets for more information.
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.
Choosing Your New Small Pet
Small pets encompasses a range of species that suit different households, including Guinea-pigs, hamsters, gerbils, degus, rats and chinchillas.
Microchipping Your Ferret
Find out the benefits of microchips and everything else you need to know when microchipping your pet ferret. Useful pet health advice from Vets4Pets.
Giardia And Your Ferret
Giardia are a type of protozoa – a microscopic parasite – which lives in the small intestines. Read our expert advice to find out more.
Feeding Your Ferret
The nutrition you provide your ferret is hugely important – food provides the building blocks for everything that happens in your ferret’s body.
Helping Your Pet Cope In Groups Of People
We’d encourage pet owners to make sure their pet is in a safe, warm place, away from any potential stress inducing activity.
Bringing Home Your Small Pet
Bringing home a new pet is a really exciting time, no matter their size! Read our expert advice for some hints and tips on bringing your new furry home.
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.
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.