Message Number: YG3355 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-05-08 10:53:00 UTC
Subject: Re: heartworms

Dr. K, who is pretty experienced with heartworm in ferrets, reports
(in an article that admittedly is a year or so old) that in the
treatement of 40 heartworm positive ferrets, she only had a 50%
survival rate. And this is a vet that has some experience with
heartworms in ferrets. Someone who is not so familiar may lower the
odds even more.

So, as you can see, prevention is definitely the way to go.
Heartgard for cats works well. Personally, I use Interceptor, the
smallest version for small dogs.


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Psalm 366" <psalm36_6@h...> wrote:
> We have ferrets being kept outside, because of this I have the
> questions: What is being used in the ferret world for heartworm
> What is being used for treatment of heartworms? What dosage and how
> Thanks for answers. Debora