Common problems in ferrets include gastrointestinal disease, parasites, and certain types of cancer. In addition, ferrets are inquisitive creatures by nature and frequently ingest objects they shouldn’t.  Please contact us if your ferret experiences weight loss, diarrhea, difficulty breathing, hair loss, or behavior changes.

While the majority of ferrets in the United States are already spayed or neutered prior to being sold (look for one or two black dots tattooed on the ear), we do see some ferrets that are intact.  In these cases, neutering or spaying may be recommended to avoid aggressive behavior or certain types of tumors.

Ferrets should be vaccinated annually against Rabies and Distemper. Our hospital carries the only FDA-approved vaccines for this purpose.

Fun fact:  It is illegal to own ferrets in the state of California.