Message Number: YG3511 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-05-13 14:43:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] What kind of Preventative measures
are needed?

In a message dated 5/13/2001 5:42:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

. I am just curious as to what
preventative health measures I need to take with her for the
optimum health
and lifespan? Do I need to have an annual blood profile done on
her to
watch for problems? What about Heartworm Disease?

Keep up with the vaccinations. I do give my 4 ferrets heartworm
every month. The vet reccommended (after research since I was the
first for
them) Heartguard for cats up to 5 lbs. I give them each one pill.
Three of
them think its another treat, and one I do have to cut it up and
help him eat
it. I also in the flea months give them Top Spot for cats. I use one
for all four once a month. I do the two meds at different times,
heartworm on
the 1st and the flea on the 15th of the month. I would say feed
them quality
food, keep up with vet checkups, lots of play time, and lots of
love. Good
Amy and the boys