Dangers for ferrets lurk everywhere in the apartment or in the house. You can eliminate many of these in advance, creating a safe playground for your pets. But despite all precautions, sometimes things can happen.
If something happens to your animal or if it shows signs of illness, the motto is always: off to the vet! Sometimes, however, you can provide first aid yourself by the time you get to the vet. Hypoglycemia is common in ferrets. Loss of appetite increased salivation and tipping over are symptoms of this condition. If the veterinarian cannot be reached immediately, you can, in the meantime, dissolve a tablespoon of dextrose in an egg cup full of water and give the animal this liquid. If the ferret has suffered from heatstroke, is panting loudly, and has dry mucous membranes, immediately move him to a cool area and cover him with a damp cloth. Of course, you need to go to the vet immediately afterward. Heatstroke can be deadly. Slight burns can be treated with a cool cloth, a Betaisadona solution will soothe small wounds, and if there has been contacting with paint, the affected area of fur can be carefully cut out. In the event of serious injuries or suspected broken bones, the veterinarian must always be consulted immediately. It’s better to hear a “That wasn’t necessary” than a sad “Sorry, you were late”. You should also have a contingency plan in place in case something happens to you. It is best to find an acquaintance or friend in advance who will take care of the animal in an emergency, or have the number of a foster home ready.
The emergency card set for owners of small animals, birds, fish, and terrarium animals contains small stop signs that you can put on cardboard, cover with foil and attach to the apartment door. If something happens to you or a fire breaks out in your home, helpers will know right away that there are animals in your home to rescue. Also included is an emergency card to keep in your purse or wallet. All you have to do is cut them out, fold them at the breakpoint, glue them together and fill them in. Should you have an accident or collapse unconscious, the card will certainly be found and your animal will not be left uncared for.