Sunday, April 3, 2011

Spring is here!

Spring is here and that means longer sunny days, flowers, singing birds and if yours haven't already started, shedding ferrets!

Unlike cats, ferrets can't 'cough up' any fur they ingest while grooming themselves during shedding time. If preventative measures aren't taken you can find yourself at the vet for expensive treatments that might even include surgery for intestinal blockages.

What can you do to help?
Regular brushing of your ferret can help eliminate loose fur and can be a great bonding activity. Also giving your ferret regular doses of a hairball remedy will help keep the pipes clear. Not sure what hairball remedy to use? Check with your ferret friendly Vet to recommendations!