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Ferret Health Fair Mile High Ferret Club

  1. 1. Mile High Ferret Club: Ferret Health Fair <ul><li>Ferret First Aid Kit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regular veterinarian’s phone number </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>______________________ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency veterinarian’s phone number </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>______________________ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Directions to both facilities: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>_______________________________ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>_______________________________ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>_______________________________ </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Mile High Ferret Club: Ferret Health Fair <ul><li>Ferret First Aid Kit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nutrical (high calorie paste) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bandage Materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gauze </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Medical or kinesio Tape </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vet wrap </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Telfa pads </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Antibiotic Ointment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eye wash or drops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thermometer (normal ferret temp= 100 to 104 0F) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>KY to lube thermometer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Syringes in different sizes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flush wound </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Feeding </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Medications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peroxide (once open, short effective disenfectant, replace after opening) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick stop (blood clotting powder) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tweezers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cotton balls </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Mile High Ferret Club: Ferret Health Fair <ul><li>Ferret Manicures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Frequency of clipping: every 2 weeks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approaching nail trimming: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scruff method </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Distract method </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sneak attack </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>View ferret’s nails (long, curving, dagger like) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Back nails tend to be shorter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nails are white, the quick or vein is easy to see </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cut just to the quick </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cutting into the pink or blood areas is painful </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Mile High Ferret Club: Ferret Health Fair <ul><li>Ferret Manicures </li></ul><ul><li>Trimming Ferret nails </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Take your thumb and first finger and hold the paw close to the toes with your thumb on the bottom of the paw </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the gentle pressure of your thumb to spread the toes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clip as much of the white nail tip off as you can, leaving some white after the quick </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure you are using proper cutters and sharp cutters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Replace every year or sharpen yearly </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid twising the nail as you cut </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cut up the radius of the nail </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Mile High Ferret Club: Ferret Health Fair <ul><li>Dental Health </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gum disease or periodontal disease occurs with great frequency in fuzzies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Signs of periodontal disease: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Loose teeth </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discolored teeth </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stinky breath </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Red, inflamed or receding gums </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Drooling </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mouth ulcers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Difficulty eating or playing with toys </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tartar and plaque buildup </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Refusal to let you touch teeth or gums </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lymphoma changes the pH in the mouth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Varying diet to include soft, hard food </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Mile High Ferret Club: Ferret Health Fair <ul><li>Dental Health </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teeth colors, what does it mean? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grayish or greenish discoloration is tartar </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tartar buildup leads to tooth decay, icky brown on the tooth and close to the gum line </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Decaying teeth can lead to serious infections, removal is recommended </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gum appearance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Smooth, moist and pink </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Whitish, gray color, your fuzzy is very sick, visit to a vet a must! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ulcers on the gum or inside of the lip falp is a common sign of insulinoma </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure to plan yearly dental exams with vet and have tartar removed </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Mile High Ferret Club: Ferret Health Fair <ul><li>Dental Care </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What to brush with </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Invest in a cat bush or use a piece of gauze wrapped around your finger </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You can try cat toothpaste </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NEVER use human toothpaste, ingredients in human toothpaste is considered poisonous to fuzzies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to brush </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lift the gum and gently wipe the teeth with the dry gauze or toothbrush </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gently go over the gums </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pay particular attention the gum line </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Attempt every 2 weeks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Always reward with a treat! </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Mile High Ferret Club: Ferret Health Fair <ul><li>Ear Cleaning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is normal? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Normal ferret earwax is light brown or reddish brown </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can be pretty stinky </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ear Mites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dark brown or black discharge </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ferret tens to scratch relentlessly </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not sure, take your fuzzy to the vet and have the wax cultured </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Mile High Ferret Club: Ferret Health Fair <ul><li>Ear Cleaning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supplies: tons of q-tips and liquid ear cleanser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Purchase from vet or pet store. Use solution for kittens if needed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cleaning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Start with a few drops of the cleaner in the ear, massage the ear and donn goggles. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fuzzy will do half the cleaning by shaking his/her head </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dip cotton swap in room temp or slightly warm ear cleaning solution </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This is a two person operation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use a circular motion, making contact with the inner walls and crevices while gently pulling the top of the ear upward </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Repeat with moistened versus dry swab in circular fashion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Repeat until the swabs are clean </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Warning, never reuse a dirty swab and never place used swabs into the cleaning liquid </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Mile High Ferret Club: Ferret Health Fair <ul><li>Bully Behavior </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Notes </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Mile High Ferret Club: Ferret Health Fair <ul><li>How to stop Biting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal notes </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Mile High Ferret Club: Ferret Health Fair <ul><li>Ferret Evacuation Kit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Think first aid kit and temporary home </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional pet carrier </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bag filled with the following: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blankets, a sleep sack, toys, treats </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Filtered water bottles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ferret food, nutrical, baby food </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Copies of ferret health, shots, contact information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Harness </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Mile High Ferret Club: Ferret Health Fair <ul><li>Feeding a sick Fuzzy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Notes </li></ul></ul>

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