Ferret First Aid Presented to Ferret Frolic 2008 Crown Pointe Animal Hospital www.crownpointeanimalhospital .com Dr. Daren C. Auger DVM First Aid Kit Contents 1. Gauze bandage rolls 2. Scissors 3. Eyedropper 4. Q-Tips 5. 3% Hydrogen peroxide 6. Antibacterial ointment
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Presented to Ferret Frolic 2008
1. Gauze bandage rolls
5. 3% Hydrogen peroxide
6. Antibacterial ointment
9. Eyewash (.9 to .2% boric acid)
10. Styptic pencil
12. Karo/Corn Syrup or Honey
13. Rectal thermometer
14. Chemical ice pack
15. Towels and washcloths
Convulsions : Try giving 2-3cc Karo syrup or honey only if ferret is able to swallow. Ensure that ferret cannot harm itself on hard, sharp or dangerous objects.
Fainting or loss of balance : Manifested by the ferret collapsing or showing weakness that is generalized or confined to the hind limbs. Could be a cardiac or metabolic problem. Try giving 1-3cc of Karo syrup or honey, only if the ferret can swallow.
Nose, Face & Jaw Injuries/nosebleeds : If nosebleed is minor, apply direct pressure using gauze tissue, etc. nose, face and jaw fractures or injuries are serious, and handling should be kept to a minimum. Transport ferret to the vet wrapped in a towel.
Insect Bite : Clean area with antiseptic solution. Follow with light application of antibiotic ointment.