Message Number: YG4750 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-06-21 15:20:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Albino/itchy skin


In a message dated 6/21/01 6:58:50 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

We also treated their itchy skin with a commercial ferret
moisturizering/deodorizering spray

Thank you for your suggestions, Beverly. Do you bathe your ferrets
regularly? If so, how often? I rarely give mine baths because I'd
bathing them too much can actually make things worse. Do you know
how much
is too much or should I stay the course, not bathe them and just try
spray? My other ferrets don't seem nearly as bothered as the

Also, I supplement their diet w/Ferretvite. Should I add some
Ferretone? Or
do you just recommend the olive oil? They get a combination of dry
kibbles... I change brands now and then but the mix usually consists
of Pro
Plan, Ferret Store's brand, Flint River Ranch, and 8 in 1 Ultimate.

Hopefully this is a good diet for them. The fat and protein
contents seem
well within vet recommendations. I just ordered another brand from
Creatures but I can't remember the name of it. I keep adding and
deleting in
my quest for the perfect ferret diet. Probably overkill, huh?
Perhaps I'm
changing too much. Let me know what you think.

Thanks again for your quick response. And Reno thanks you from the
bottom of
her itchy skin!