Message Number: YG5738 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-07-24 22:43:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Fleas

You are absolutely correct on that one. Ferrets have died from flea-
bite induced anemia. I got a call from my vet one day a few years
back. They needed a ferret blood donor for a ferret that was
extremely anemic due to severe flea infestation. I rushed Beasley in
and they did the transfusion, but it was too little, too late and the
ferret died shortly after. Such a terrible way to go for something
that is so easily preventable.


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., yvon358@c... wrote:

> And flea questions are very important.. I believe fleas can make
> ferrets anemic. Is this correct, anyone?