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From: "Angelique"
Date: 2010-12-04 02:56:36 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Scratching

My furkids do the same, and they don't have fleas either. It's like some invisible hand has tickled them!
Ferrets are naturally itchy critters. Avoid bathing her more than once every few months, keep her bedding and litter clean, keep her on a diet high in protein (which has oils to keep her skin from drying out) and I also give my ferrets Ferretone, which is a great skin & coat supplement. Hopefully with the Ferretone you'll see a bit of improvement in a week or so. Just remember, it's normal for them to "drop everything" and scratch that itch like crazy! If it doesn't improve, you may want to consider allergies to her bedding (or laundry soap) or even her diet, and it might be a good idea to consult your vet.

Good luck!

--- In, "TAMMY T" <tammkey@...> wrote:
> What can i do for my female rescued ferret that scratches constantly? Even from a dead sleep she wakes up tp scratch. She does not have fleas and there's no flakes on her skin or coat. Don't know how old she is exactly but i'm guessing around 6-8 months and was neglectded badly for awhile before we rescued her. Trying to put some serious weight on her which she needs. I've had ferrets before but none of them have scratched like she did.


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