Message Number: YG1681 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-03-24 21:04:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Summary of flea treatments

> Now I did not know that ferrets can get heartworm. What is the best
> thing I can do? Take my kids to the vet and have them get checked
> out
> and ask for this heartworm medicine? Suggestions please.

Ferrets are definitely susceptible to heartworm. I don't know what
the heartworm problem is like in Nebraska, but here in Florida it's a
constant, and very real, threat.

There first thing you will want to do is go to my website and read
Dr. Kemmerer's article on heartworms in ferrets. Then you might want
to print it out and bring it to your vet. Here's the URL on that

Sorry, I have no recommendations on ferret knowledgeable vets in your
area. Perhaps someone else here can recommend one.