Like any domestic pet, ferrets can develop variety of health conditions. The most common of these are adrenal disease, insulinomas, lymphoma, gastrointestinal disorders, gastrointestinal blockages, and ECE. I am not a veterinarian. All of the illnesses I discuss require the expertise of a veterinarian for diagnosis and treatment. This web page and its' contents do not replace the advice and care of a veterinarian.
Rather, it offers some simple guidelines, information and symptoms for a few common conditions, plus vaccination information and tips on caring for a sick ferret. If your ferret seems "out of sorts" or is sick, please take it to a veterinarian as soon as possible. Ferrets can become seriously ill very quickly due to their small size and fast metabolism.
You can also visit the ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center at http://www.napcc.aspca.org for information on protecting pets from accidental poisoning. Many common houseplants, medications and cleaning supplies can be lethal to your ferret.
In a poisoning emergency, you can call 888-426-4435 for assistance 24 hours a day or see a veterinarian immediately.
For more great tips on Litter box training and how to teach your ferret some Fun Tricks, purchase The EverythingFerret Complete Guide to Ferrets and Ferret Care.