Parasites and Your Pet
Parasites live on or in our pets, and sometimes us, and can cause a range of signs. From ectoparasites, who live on the skin, to endoparasites, who live inside our pets, parasites are found inhabiting all our pet species and are a frequent reason for our pets to end up visiting their local vet! To find out more about the parasites your pet could be at risk from, and how you can protect them, follow our handy links below.
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
Find out what to do if your ferret gets fleas. Learn about the signs, symptoms & treatment of fleas to help keep your ferret happy & flea free.
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.
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.
Fleas And Your Small Pet
Fleas aren’t fussy, and will take a bite from most warm-blooded animals such as small furries who usually pick them up from other pets in the 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.