Message Number: YG6789 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-08-29 23:02:00 UTC
Subject: Re: itchy ferret

Pat writes:

Hi I have 2 ferrets, both are about 3 years old.I also have 4 cats
who have gotten fleas. I have seen only 1 or 2 on the ferrets, and I
have bathed them, I also comb them every day. They both scratch but
one is really bothered by something so badly that his tail is bald
and he has lost hair in 2 places on his back. I had them to the vet
last fall with the same thing minus the fleas and he had prescribed
prednisone for the one with the hair loss. Where I live there are no
vets that specialize in treating ferrets. Any advice would be
wonderful, Thanks, Pat


I reply:

Pat, have you thought about asking the vet in friendly fashion if
that vet would appreciate material from other vets on ferrets? I've
noticed a few who just turn up their noses if they hear "Internet" --
yeah, I know -- but there are some wonderful materials out there from
vets, and almost all will happily read what other vets write. Rather
than burden the list with repeating the same sites in one day why
don't you take a look at post number 6674 at