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.

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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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Is it possible for a Lowes garden center to be infested with fleas?

Question by Sebastian Barkman: Is it possible for a Lowes garden center to be infested with fleas?
My dog has been having a flea problem. I fumigated my home and treated my pets with k9 advantix. I have every guard up. My boyfriend and I work at Lowes. He works in the garden center. He swears that he saw fleas. Is it possible for them to survive out there?

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Answer by Jack
fleas can live on any type of pet hair, and certain types can survive on human, if pets are in that area alot yes, because that would be how they transmit onto other creatures, also fleas can survive on different animals so around the garden center would be perfect because there are probably alot of critters around.

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Q&A: Is it possible to train a small dog to use a litter box or potty patch?

Question by ACtimes3: Is it possible to train a small dog to use a litter box or potty patch?
Is it possible to train a small breed dog to use a potty patch or litter box? which one is best? I have a small dog door build into the door that does from the kitchen into the garage. I wanted to place the potty patch or litter box in the garage allowing the dog to go in or out when I am not home. The dog wont be alone for long periods of time and I never am gone over night.

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Answer by Julie
They are easy to train to use a potty patch have never seen one use a litter box.

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Q&A: Is it possible to make a living off of selling pets online?

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Question by Toughie: Is it possible to make a living off of selling pets online?
I’m referring to home made. Home raised pets.
Where I live is tropical, so I’ll just breed ‘em. Zebra plecos it is. Thanks.

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Answer by WilliamG
No.

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Q&A: Is it POSSIBLE for a human beings infection to transfer to a pet ?

Question by Jackie M: Is it POSSIBLE for a human beings infection to transfer to a pet ?
Parent had a CDIF infection after visiting daily went home to pet and after a couple of weeks pet (cat) became Violently ill.

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Answer by Sarah
I don’t think many viruses can jump the species barrier;
My cat and I are always sick at the same time. I’ve talked to a couple doctors, nurses, and even my biology teacher and they just simply said that maybe he or I are just sensitive to eachother’s sickness. And that he or I are making ourselves sick (sort of like how prego woman’s lover have the same symptoms as their prego lover).

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