Parasites and Your Pet
Parasites can live on our pets, or even inside them, and sometimes they can live on us too. 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,