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Ferret Health and Diseases

Information about common diseases and health concerns in pet ferrets, including adrenal disease, insulinomas, and aleutian disease (ADV).

Ferret Adrenal Disease
Adrenal disease is a common illness in pet ferrets in America. Learn about the common symptoms and more about this endocrine disorder.

VPI Exotic Pet Insurance
Exotic pets, just like dogs and cats, get sick. Prepare for those expenses with exotic pet insurance. VPI is an insurer of exotic pets and offer plans for almost every type of exotic pets. Learn more here.

Adrenal Disease in Ferrets
Adrenal disease is a very common disease of ferrets (at least in America), with the primary sign being hair loss. Find out more about signs to watch for, with links to excellent information about this condition.

Aleutian Disease Virus (ADV) in Ferrets
While not a new disease, this devastating disease is getting more attention. Find out a bit about the ADV in ferrets and how you can help fight it.

Ferrets and the Flu
Remember during flu season that ferrets can catch it too.

Insulinoma in Pet Ferrets
Signs, diagnosis, and treatment options for insulinomas which are likely the most common tumor seen in pet ferrets. Unfortunately, the tumors are most often malignant although they can usually be managed with surgery and/or medication for a significant length of time.

Epizootic Catarrhal Enteritis
Information sheet on the treatment and prevention of ECE (Green Slime, Greenies), from the Ferret Lovers' Club of Texas.

Ferret Adrenal Disease Treatment and Prevention
Find out what treatment options are available for ferrets with adrenal disease and how we may be able to prevent them from getting it in the first place.

Common Pet Ferret Diseases
Learn about the four most common pet ferret diseases.

Ferret Lymphoma
Lymphoma is a common type of cancer found in pet ferrets. Learn about the symptoms and treatment options for this disease.

Ferret Adrenal Disease and Adrenal Symptoms
Do you think your ferret is showing adrenal symptoms? Do you already treat your ferret for adrenal disease? Share your story, before treatment and after treatment photos, and what method of treatment you use.See submissions

Poisonous Plants for Pets
Spring means flowers! Be aware of the possible dangers to your exotic pets during this blooming time of year. What is poisonous for dogs and cats may also hurt many of our exotic pets. Poisonous plants for pets are all around you!

Ferret Epizootic Catarrhal Enteritis
Find out to keep your ferret safe from Epizootic catarrhal enteritis.

Ferret Adrenal Disease Treatment
Find out the options you have for treating adrenal disease in your ferret, including deslorelin and Lupron.

Deslorelin Implants
Deslorelin acetate implants are growing in popularity for the management of ferret adrenal disease.

Ferret Aleutian Disease
Learn about Aleutian Disease in pet ferrets.

Ferret Bloat
Ferret Bloat

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