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5 things you can do to make your ferret live healthier

Posted August 18, 2017

Who wouldn’t want to have a happy and healthy pet? When you see your ferret jumping and playing the entire day immediately becomes brighter! That is why it is our task to keep our fuzzies healthy. Ferrets are prone to many illnesses and providing them with the healthy and natural environment we can postpone those illnesses or even prevent them entirely. So, what can we do to keep our fuzzies healthy?

1. Choose the best diet for your ferret

Ferrets are obligate carnivores and their diet should consist of raw meat, bones and organs, all in one balanced meal. If you aren’t able to provide them all natural diet use the best kibble you can find on the market. Make sure that kibble has meat listed as 3 main ingredients (chicken, lamb, beef, liver….) Ferrets can’t process fiber so use kibble with very little or 0% fiber in it.

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2. Help them with hairballs

Ferrets are shedding in spring and fall and they love to groom and clean themselves every day. They are similar to cats in that department. But, cats can throw up the hairball, ferrets can’t. Due to that, you can help them with hairball by giving them Malt Paste, NHV Hairb-Ez or little amount of olive oil every few days. When it is shedding season, you can give them every day, just in very small amounts.

3. Summer isn’t their season

Ferrets are prone to heat strokes because they aren’t able to cool themselves. Due to that, you have to cool them off on hot summer days. Keep them in the dark and put them in a cooler room. You can also freeze one water bottle, wrap it up in a towel and place in the cage. That way the bottle will slowly melt and the towel will absorb the water and your ferret will stay cool.

4. Grooming is also important

Ferrets are clean animals and they love to stay clean. Make a schedule and every 10 days provide your ferret one spa day. Clip his toenails, clean his ears and reward every step with a treat your ferret loves. Ferrets don’t like when you clip their toenails so apply a little bit of NHV Hairb-Ez (or what your ferret love) on their belly and when they are busy licking it – clip toenails. The Same story is with ear cleaning. Apply a little bit of that one paste your ferret loves on the belly, use an ear wax and start cleaning. If you want to make the job easier, use safe ear cleaning solutions like NHV Echo Gold, Oti-cleans or some other cleaning solutions made for cats and kittens.

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5. Find a good veterinarian

The most important part of keeping your pet healthy is a good veterinarian. Good ferret veterinarians are hard to find so contact your local shelter and ask for a recommendation. Visit the vet with your ferret first time you get him then make an annual check-up to see how his overall health is. When your ferret is older than 3 years, try to measure his blood glucose often and do an ultrasound to make sure he doesn’t suffer from no serious illnesses, like lymphoma, insulinoma or adrenal gland disease.

Friendly ferret is a blog about two ferrets Frida & Yoda and their owner Anja. Anja writes about ferrets, their health, behaviour and provides tips how to take care for a ferret. Visit her blog on friendlyferret.com

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This was a guest article written by Anja of FriendlyFerret.com. Ferrets are popular pets and there is still lack of information as far as their health is concerned. We appreciate pet parents like Anja who are coming forward to educate the ferret loving community. For our readers who are wondering what dosage of NHV supplements will your ferret take, please find more information here. All NHV supplements and remedies are fit for your small pets like ferret, bunny or mouse. Contact your NHV Pet Expert for more information.

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