It doesn’t matter whether it’s just for a check-up, for vaccinations, or for treatment in the event of an illness, at some point every ferret has to go to the vet. So that this undertaking does not become stressful, you should take a few precautions.
Before you bring your ferrets into your home, you should have found a suitable veterinarian. Ferrets are masters at hiding signs of illness. Therefore, it takes a veterinarian with ferret experience to treat these animals in the best possible way. If you already have other pets, just ask your vet if he or she knows anything about ferrets. If you know other ferret owners, you can ask them for help in choosing the right doctor. Breeders and Internet forums also have advice. You should also think about which vet you should go to if your first choice is on vacation. If you bring your sick animal to the practice, you should inform the veterinarian about its age, gender, symptoms, and first aid. Previous illnesses and treatments may also be relevant and should be addressed. After the examination, let the veterinarian explain the diagnosis to you in detail. He can explain the causes to you and advise you on any postural errors. If your ferret is given medication, make a note of exactly how, how often, how much, and when to give it. Also, clarify whether other care measures and/or another visit to the veterinarian are necessary. Don’t be afraid to ask the vet questions.
Transport box for ferrets
Now the transport box that you got for the purchase of your animal is used again. It must not be too small. Transport boxes, such as those available in specialist shops for cats and small dogs, are also suitable for ferrets. Line the carrier with a newspaper in case the animals need to do a little business and tie an old towel to the struts in the shape of a hammock. A bowl of water is also important, especially if the journey takes a little longer. Drive to the vet as soon as possible. Reduce animal stress as much as possible by driving carefully and avoiding loud music in the car. Don’t stop in between to do something else. On a hot summer day, ferrets can easily get heatstroke in a parked car.