Date: 2001-03-25 10:33:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: Heartworms vs tapeworms
It appears that someone is confused about heartworms
that ferrets can get from mosquito bites and tapeworms that
ferrets can get from eating a flea. Heartgard, Interceptor,
and diluted Ivomec can all be used to prevent heartworms in ferrets.
Frontline and Advantage are the 2 top selling flea products.
Both products actually stay on the oil layer of the skin and
are NOT absorbed into the bloodstream. The flea actually gets these
products form direct contact with the skin and NOT from biting your
ferret. Revolution and Program are the 2 flea products that go
into the bloodstream and require a flea bite for the flea to be
exposed to it.
Hope that clears up the confusion.
Jerry Murray, DVM