Message Number: YG4770 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Star
Date: 2001-06-22 14:14:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Itchy ferret

--- Michele Abel Focer <ferretlady@m...>
> When my ferret buddies get dry itchy skin, I bathe
> them in a kitten oatmeal shampoo, and add a capsule
> of Vitamin E to the skin as you are lathering them
> up. I buy the Pure vitamin E capsules, and pierce it
> open then throw away the outer capsule, as it does
> not dissolve. Lather & rinse as usual. My ferrets
> even like to lick the Vitamin E from my hand as a
> treat, it's good for them. You should also brush
> your ferret's fur 3-4 times a week, more if he is
> shedding, this helps distribute oils throughout the
> skin, and remove dead hair( also preventing hair
> balls). Also, when washing bedding, wash in a NON
> perfumed detergent, sometimes scents in the
> detergent will give them allergies and make them
> itch or sneeze. Good luck, hope these suggestions
> help.Michele & the Fur Gang

Good suggestions. Just be sure not to bathe too
frequently as that can strip oils and make them
itchier. Plenty of good fresh water and ferretone are
good, too.

I use non-perfumed detergent and a non-perfumed fabric
softener as well as I have one with "sensitive skin".


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Green Bean and Friends -
Kitties: Happy, Cooper, Tibet, TS, Green Bean & Jessamyn
Ferrets: Boo, Eris, Texas, Icarus, Dakini, Dodger, Snagglepuss, Strawberry & Isadora

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