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 these illnesses require the. 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 detailed information on ferret health conditions and caring for a sick ferret, purchase The EverythingFerret Complete Guide to Ferrets and Ferret Care.