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From: "caitlynmaire"
Date: 2009-04-24 04:19:56 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: ferret immunizations


> I have two ferrets that are about 7 months old. The vet said i
> didnt have to vaccinate. Does everybody vaccinate their ferrets?
Where I live rabies vaccines are mandatory. I believe distemper vaccines are a really good idea. Distemper is nearly 100% fatal in ferrets and it is a horrible death.

Did your vet give a reason why you didn't need to vaccinate? Does he or she have a lot of experience with ferrets? If it were one of mine I'd be looking for another vet, one who sees ferrets regularly.

The only time we don't vaccinate is in a ferret who is compromised in some way. If a ferret is healthy we vaccinate.

All the best,
Caity and the terrific trio
(Ella, Zephyr and Chin Soon)


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