I thought I'd use this page to explain who I am and why I created this
I was a ferret owner. One of my ferrets had many
many challenges to overcome in her life and, as a result, I
had a crash course in most (but not all) of "what can go wrong
with your ferret and what to do about it!" I am not a vet but
I do have a little bit of a medical background. I did an internship in
a spay and neuter clinic for cats and dogs, and I was an EMT for 8 years. Neither
of these has anything to do with ferrets, but much of that experience
I think the most important skill to have as a ferret
owner is the ability to not take anything at face value. Just because
a toy or cage or food or other product says it's safe for ferrets, don't
assume that it is. Just because I say something is safe for your
ferret, don't assume it is! Gather whatever information you can and then
use your own best judgment. The same goes for choosing a ferret veterinarian. Not all vets are good
ferret vets. Not all ferret vets are good ferret vets! Do your
research, ask questions, and if you don't like the answers you're getting
or if something doesn't feel right, get a second opinion. Just because
a vet says they have experience working with ferrets doesn't mean they have
GOOD experience working with ferrets!
I want you to leave this site and rethink just how
safe things are in your ferret's world. Then I want you to be able to
make whatever changes you need to make. Do you feel that you need to be
better educated on ferrets? Go to my links page. Is their cage really
safe? Fix it! I did. It wasn't that hard. I already figured out the easiest
way for you to do it. What about your toys or bedding or food? Don't change
them just because I said I do or don't like something. Really look at
what you have and figure out if it's really as safe as you think it is.
And don't assume it is just because nothing has gone wrong yet!
Do you have an ill ferret? Don't give up! Find a better vet! Get another
opinion. If your ferret has a kidney problem or could really benefit from
Sub-Q fluids you CAN do it at home! It's not a big "doctor secret!"
Whitney's life was extended by at least 2 years by getting Sub-Q fluids
at home twice a day, every day, and it took me under three minutes each
There are so many things we can't control. So much
information that still isn't known. But there are things you can do to
keep your ferrets healthier and most importantly, SAFER. But many people
don't do those things simply because they don't know any better. Because
they never thought to question certain things, or didn't have the proper
information. Or maybe there were times when they did know better
but didn't know they could do anything about it.
now you know!