Message Number: YG6706 | New FHL Archives Search
From: meesh meesh
Date: 2001-08-27 18:54:00 UTC
Subject: meesh: Blackheads on tails: Great Treatment

I noticed recently a lot of posts regarding ferrets
with blackheads on tails and how to treat them. Since
I moved to the midwest, all my ferrets (past and
present) started to get bald tails full of blackheads
in the summertime. There was also a brownish/orangish
residue/oil on the skin (not always though).
I found the best thing to get rid of this was Selsun
Blue. You can get the same thing from a doc at a much
higher cost but the stuff works wonders. You can wash
once a day (or twice) - I only did once a day, and in
a week, I would see hair starting to regrow. I only
washed the tail under the sink, got up a good lather
and made sure to rinse WELL (don't want them eating
the stuff).
Just something that worked for me. Hope if helps.

Hugs to all,

Michaela Maurice
College of Veterinary Medicine
Ohio State University
class of 2002

*** If one advances confidently in the direction of their dreams,
and endeavours to lead a life which they have imagined,
They will meet a success unexpected in common hours.
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