Q&A: What are your tips for keeping a pet ferret as healthy as possible?

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Question by Emily Huff: What are your tips for keeping a pet ferret as healthy as possible?
I am to be getting a pet ferret soon and I understand that they are prone to illness and unfortunately terminal disease. So I was wondering some things you can do to keep a ferret as healthy as possible, and anything that may prevent sickness. Also, do you recommend buying from a pet store or home breeder? Do home breeders usually spay/neuter, and get the shots for the ferret babies?

Be as detailed as possible! I know they are a difficult pet to take care of and I want to be prepared.

Best answer:

Answer by Brianna!
Id recommend getting from a breeder.
They have better blood lines and you can actually tract their history down to know what diseases they may carry.
But its way easier to get from a pet store and its cheaper.
Usually breeders ferrets aren’t descended,neutered,or have their shots so you have to pay for all of that.
Most pet stores carry marshall ferrets which are healthy ferrets also.
(i have one ferret from a breeder and 2 marshall ferrets)

I would HIGHLY recommend switching them to a raw/whole prey diet.
Its way healthier than store bought kibble no matter how good people tell you the kibble is-it wont compare to raw feeding. Raw feeding prevents MANY diseases,keeps teeth cleaner,makes their coat all shiny, and builds muscle instead of fat. If you are interested in feeding your ferret raw you can e-mail me and i can give you TONS of info about it and help you switch your ferret to it.(brianna5769594@yahoo.com).

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How do you know that a rabbit is healthy?

Question by Curious George: How do you know that a rabbit is healthy?
My rabbit has lost weight since I brought him home from the pet store. His fur is oily. His appetite is very good. He eats like a pig but he’s not gaining any weight. He also pees on us all the time. As soon as we pick him up, he pees on us. What could be causing this? (no silly guesses pls. tell me about your experience)
Ive had him a few weeks now.
He is still a small baby.

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Answer by Gkenzz
How long have you had the bunny. If you just got it i can help

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How healthy or un-healthy are milk-bones for dogs?

Question by Man in the Moon: How healthy or un-healthy are milk-bones for dogs?
Our vet was against them because he says they are high in fat and are bad for dog’s teeth. He recommended Greenies but they are very expensive. Do you know of any other options?

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Answer by bzzflygirl
Milk bones are fine for treats but they certainly don’t clean the teeth. I don’t like greenies at all because they are a major choking hazard in their design and composition. Just brush your dog’s teeth. You can’t rely on any food or treat product to do it for you. Its not going to happen. Though raw soup bones will do a relatively good job provided you pick out a section without small pieces that can fall off. You’ve got to ease some dogs onto raw bones or they’ll get the runs.

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