Message Number: YG5433 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-07-12 22:29:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Question on new ferret

Apologies if this is a repeat post...I am having a hard time figuring
out how to do this from my yahoo groups page.

Anyway, we have fortunately not had to deal with fleas, but we do
have cuts frequently due to a "playful" younger weasel beating up on
everyone else when they won't play with her. We have had mixed
reactions with Neosporin: one of our ferrets didn't react well at all
and got something akin to a sore throat, but another didn't seem to
have any reaction at all and we know he was licking his wounds.
However, what we have found that works even better is something
called Panalog/Animax ointment, which is (I think) prescription only
(our vet had it in stock, so maybe it's common). It works great and
works in just a matter of seems to soak into the skin
better. Also, it tastes horrible, so our guys are reluctant to lick
themselves or each other.

Good luck!
Tamara, Jeff, and the crew of 7.

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., diwilliams310@a... wrote:
> Hello,
> I recently adopted a ferret for my 6 month old silver toned male
ferret Squeaker. Coco is a 1.5 year old light brown sable ferret.
Besides being the cutest little thing, I have some questions
concerning her. First off, she has fleas. We noticed that when we got
her home, she was constantly scratching. I gave them both a bath with
just regular ferret shampoo and sprayed them with a ferret deodorizer
hoping to kill most of them. I ordered flea shampoo and flea spray
online but I haven't received them yet. I know the best solution for
fleas is Advantage, but is there anything I could do in the meantime?
I have a vet appointment for this weekend, but I would like to make
them as comfortable as possible. Also, I noticed that she has little
cuts on her neck. I'm assuming its from getting dragged around by all
the other ferrets she was living with. Can I put neosporin on the
cuts? If she were to lick some off, would it make her sick? I'm not
to familiar with ferret breeds, but most o!
> f her hair, with the exception o
> f her tail and back is like peach fuzz. Is that normal for a sable
or could it be an underlying problem? Squeaker's hair is so soft and
long that it makes her look ratty. My last question is that when they
are playing that make this whistle sound. It sounds like they are
sucking in air. Is this normal? They haven't fought or anything I was
just wondering what that means. Any help is greatly appreciated.
> Thanks!
> Dianna