How can I help my sick ferret?
If your ferret has a low blood sugar episode (salivating, pawing mouth, staggering), give 1-3 cc’s of honey or karo syrup and contact your vet immediately. If you ferret is unconscious, rub honey or kayo syrup on the gums with a q-tip and contact your vet immediately. Never force feed a ferret that is not conscious.
How do you treat a ferret with the flu?
Treatment of Human Influenza Virus in Ferrets Depending on the state of the ferret’s overall health, the vet may choose to start the animal on fluid therapy. This procedure intravenously puts extra liquids into the ferret’s body and helps stave off dehydration and exhaustion that can be caused by a lack of appetite.
What can you give a ferret for an upset stomach?
Some are even too weak to drink from a water bowl and need to be given water with a syringe or eye dropper. Pedialyte (found in most drug stores and grocery stores in the Baby Care aisles) can be used short term at home to try to rehydrate a ferret and provide electrolytes that are lost with diarrhea.
What Antibiotics Can you give a ferret?
Can I give a ferret amoxicillin?
Amoxicillin/Clavulanate generally is appropriate for use in cats and dogs, but it should never be administered to small animals like ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, or hamsters because the antibiotic nature of the medicine affects the normal bacteria in a small animal’s gastrointestinal tract, as this can …
What color should ferret poop be?
Ferrets poop is long, squishy and usually a strong dark brown or black colour. If it is green, grainy or bubbly then there is something wrong with the ferret’s tummy. Sometimes the food is to blame, otherwise, it may be parasites.
How do I know if my ferret has a respiratory infection?
The key symptom of this disease is a purulent (pus-containing) discharge of the eyes and nose. However, the first sign in a ferret is often a rash on the chin or abdomen that is followed by development of swollen and crusty skin around the eyes and muzzle.
What do I do if my ferret is coughing?
It is important to get your pet ferret checked if you are concerned, as these signs can be due to an underlying problem that require veterinary attention. Below are some possible causes of these symptoms: Upper respiratory tract inflammation or infection.
How fast do ferrets breathe?
Normal ferrets have a temperature of 100-104˚F, a respiratory rate of around 35 breaths per minute, and a heart rate of around 200-250 beats per minute.
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