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How to Treat Ticks:


 

QUESTION:
My ferret has ticks. How do I get rid of them and treat him?

ANSWER:
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

 




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