Ferrets For Dummies, 2nd Edition
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It’s essential to keep a first-aid kit handy that is made especially for your ferret. Be ready for any ferret emergency by including all of the following things in your ferret first-aid kit — and don’t forget to replace used items:
Adhesive bandage tape Ferretone/Linatone Pediatric Liquid Benadryl
Antibiotic ointment (such as Neosporin) Gauze pads Pen light
Baby wipes Gauze wrap Petroleum jelly (such as Vaseline)
Bene-Bac Hairball preventative (Petromalt or Laxatone) Pill crusher
Betadine solution Health records Rabies certificates
Can of prescription feline A/D Heating pad Rectal thermometer
Can of strawberry or vanilla Ensure Hydrogen peroxide Rubber or latex gloves
Canola or olive oil Ice pack Scissors
Chemical heating pack (portable heat for the young or sick ferret) Immodium liquid Small plastic atomizer
Chicken or lamb baby food Kaopectate or Pepto Bismol Styptic powder or bee’s wax
Cotton balls and cotton swabs Light Karo syrup or NutriCal Tongue depressors
Desitin List of any medications your ferret is currently taking Tweezers
Ear cleanser Nail clippers Washcloths
Eye wash/rinse Pedialyte or Gatorade

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Kim Schilling is the founder of Animals for Awareness, a non-profit USDA licensed sanctuary dedicated to the needs of exotic and wild animals. When she discovered domesticated ferrets some 30 years ago, she never looked back. Kim wrote both previous editions of this book and has shared her home with as many as 20 ferrets at once.

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