At Day & Evening Pet Hospital & Pet Surgical Center, we carry the only FDA-approved product that kills adult fleas, treats flea infestations, and even prevents heartworm disease in ferrets!
Interestingly enough, this product is actually called advantage multi® for cats. This product is indicated for ferrets that weigh at least 2 pounds.
Some “fun facts” on these pestering parasites are:
- In just 1 month, 10 fleas can reproduce into 250,000!
- Infected mosquitos transmit heartworm disease. This is how the disease starts.
- Just 1 heartworm can cause serious respiratory distress.
- There is no known treatment for heartworm disease in ferrets.
There can be little to no signs of heartworm disease in ferrets due to how small their hearts are. The disease can develop so rapidly that there are no warning signs.
Again, prevention is key due to the fact that there is no cure for heartworm disease in ferrets.
To ensure your ferret is fully protected, you must get him or her on this preventative product. It’s a monthly topical and is to be given year-round.