Many ferrets suffer from chronic malnutrition and other preventable health issues due to inadequate diets and housing or improper grooming. At North Oatlands Animal Hospital & Reproduction Center, we want you to bring in your ferret for annual exams so that we can make sure they are the healthiest they can be!
Ferrets can make great family pets. They are extremely active, playful and curious little creatures. They can easily be taught how to use a litter box and to walk on a harness. However, ferrets do tend to have more health problems than other small pocket pets, which is why we at North Oatlands Animal Hospital & Reproduction Center recommend regular wellness checks.
It is very important to “desex” your ferret. This not only helps to control indiscriminate breeding but also to reduce aggression and prevent hormone related diseases that are commonly found among ferrets.
It is also important that your ferret receives the appropriate vaccines. Ferrets are highly susceptible to Canine Distemper Virus, which is virtually 100% fatal for them. Your vet will discuss the use of vaccines to protect your ferret. They will also discuss giving your ferret a Rabies vaccine with you. These vaccines are important to keeping your pet ferret healthy and protected from these fatal diseases.
You should bring your ferret immediately if they exhibit any of these symptoms:
Call us as soon as possible if your pet is displaying any of these concerning signs!
North Oatlands Animal Hospital
19275 James Monroe Hwy. Leesburg, VA 20175
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