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Just wondering if anyone on here worms their ferrets before the working season? I've never bothered before but was just wondering.

Would you use kitten wormer or is it not a good idea?

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Shouldn't need to worm them as there digestive system works to fast for worms to start.

Not quite true, ferrets should be wormed on a regular basis like cats and dogs, they are susceptible to the same parasites. Heart worm is lethal to ferrets

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Not quite true, ferrets should be wormed on a regular basis like cats and dogs, they are susceptible to the same parasites. Heart worm is lethal to ferrets

what would you worm them with? Kitten wormer? The people in the pets at home store and anywhere I've asked are worse than useless.

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what would you worm them with? Kitten wormer? The people in the pets at home store and anywhere I've asked are worse than useless.

Milbemax kitten can be used for ferrets.

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as kyska said they should be wormed as a matter of coarse,although the ferrets digestive tract is so small they should still have the benefit of being wormed and again milbemax kitten wormer fits the bill............

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The ferrets gut is relatively short, this prevent plant proteins from being absorbed, hence them being a 'true' carnivore.

 

It's always worth flea treating ferrets too.

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Iv never ever known a ferret to have worms.

Unless I was seeing evidence I wouldn't worm them.

Ferrets are very susceptible to certain flea treatments.

You must use specific ferret treatment.

I would only do that if I was seeing fleas on them.

Don't use anything on ferrets unless you are certain you need to.

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Well nobodys seems to have seen worms in the scats ?> ive not wormed a ferret in 50 years and i cant see me starting anytime soon

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Well nobodys seems to have seen worms in the scats ?> ive not wormed a ferret in 50 years and i cant see me starting anytime soon

You won't see evidence of heart worm in faeces, you'll just have a dead ferret.

 

All captive carnivours should be wormed on a regular basis.

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Summary

French heartworm/Lungworm – spread by slugs and snails, uncommon but increasing, causes a variety of conditions including cough, haemorrhage and nervous signs

Typical Lungworm – spread directly or indirectly between foxes and dogs, relatively uncommon in the New Forest, causes chest problems and coughing.

Heartworm – not present in the UK, causes heart problems

 

Please try not to worry too much about these parasites as they are still uncommon, but if you have any concerns please ask your veterinary surgeon.

 

Nicked this from a vet down south.....

I'm not going to worm my ferrets or dogs unless they need it

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The dogs rigidly every three months due to the amount the rabbit blood they lick up ,eat the ferets never everything they eats frozen for 2/3 weeks and kills all parasites

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Found this in my ferret poop does it look like worms? Help it’s the first time I have a ferret 

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