Message Number: YG5734 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-07-24 15:45:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Fleas

In a message dated 7/24/01 5:42:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

I have a quick question about fleas, I know that this isn't as
important as
all the other ferret health issue but I just want to do the right
I have two nine month old ferrets(Bonnie & Clyde) and I wanted to
see what I
can for them to get rid of their fleas.
Thank You !

I have a flea shampoo I purchased from the vet because I wanted the
thing I could find. Its called "Mycodex SensiCare" and its used for
It still contains harsh chemicals but I felt since it was used for
ferrets should be fine with it. And mine have. None have had any
reactions. Then I use Advantage for cats and kittens under 9lbs. I
its the smallest dose they make. I think other ferret owners use a
few drops
of the Advantage for dogs. I still prefer the kitten dose but I
couldn't tell you which is absolutely best. Once the ferrets are
"flea free"
the house needs to be done. Bedding, carpets, curtains, etc.
because the
eggs will hatch and the cycle will begin again. Zodiac products
have worked
well for me. I've even gone so far as to spray the yard. They make
types of products and I haven't had any problems since I used the
stuff eons
ago. Just keep up with the Advantage on the ferrets and you should
be fine.

And flea questions are very important.. I believe fleas can make
anemic. Is this correct, anyone? I thought I'd read that
Besides... how uncomfortable the poor little things must be. They
already itchy little animals. Add fleas and they've got to be

Hope this helps... if I've misinformed this person I hope someone
out there
will correct me. I love learning about these little guys.