Message Number: YG11132 | New FHL Archives Search
From: daneedv
Date: 2002-02-16 15:35:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Dry Pads

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., evansmomp@a... wrote:
> I was clipping nails recently and noticed that all of my ferrets
paw pads are
> VERY dry. They don't use any litter that would contribute to the
> I'm wondering why this is occurring. Could it be the heat and dry
air in the
> house? What can I do to relieve it? Is it okay to use lotion? If
so, what
> kind?

While I will not try to speculate on what is causing the problem,
there are things sold on the market for treating these kinds of
If you look in a catalog (or online) for Jeffers or Revival under the
dog grooming supplies, there are products for softening and
moistening the paw pads.
Also, something like Bag Balm can be rubbed on the pads to soften

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