My ferret has ticks. How do I get rid of them and treat him?
Are you sure he has ticks and not fleas? How would he be getting ticks, do you
have a dog that is bringing them in? If so you will need to treat your DOG with
FRONTLINE and also a TICK COLLAR.
However you cannot use a flea or tick collar on a ferret. You should be able
to bathe him in a shampoo for ticks and fleas that is safe for a kitten and whilst
bathing him, you should be able to remove all the ticks or fleas.
Washing all his bedding and cleaning his cage would be essential to remove any
other ticks or fleas present. If it is FLEAS then you will want to buy ADVANTAGE
from your vet and use 2 tiny drops between his shoulders, to prevent the ferret
from getting more. Once a flea bites the ferret with ADVANTAGE on him, the flea
will die, the ferret will be protected for a month, at least.
If he really does have ticks then you will need to call your veterinarian for
advice on what products are safe for your ferret, some that are used on dogs
are very toxic for ferrets and can kill them.
PS---please read the Ferret
School section, you will find more information
to help you