Message Number: YG5886 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-07-28 18:37:00 UTC
Subject: Please Vaccinate was Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Digest Number

In a message dated 07/28/01 7:09:03 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

Hi, I am new to owning ferrets after bring my niece's from Boston
who is 4
years old I got one in April who is now 4 months old. Max my
oldest is my
worry. I read your column and it seems almost everyone believes in
shots. I haven't done any yet because I am worried, mostly about
he has never had any shots and he is very fragile. Should he still
if he never has had them?Thank you, Patti B. Mom of Max and Bandit

Having seen a puppy today with distemper, I can vouch for the fact
that that
disease is definitely around. Please do vaccinate your ferret -
distemper is
fatal and a horrible way for a ferret to die. And although rabies
is not
likely in house ferrets, I strongly recommend that vaccine as well
due to all
the legal issues involved.

Dr. Ruth
Save lives - spay or neuter your pet.