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Natural Supplements for Ferret Health Issues
Due to their high intelligence, curiosity, and slinky body, ferrets went from working pest controllers in rabbit burrows to wonderful emotional support pets and even starring in movies! Sadly for our ferret friends though, they are afflicted by some of the same health issues as other pets, like hairballs, adrenal gland disease and GI tract issues. With NHV daily supplements, we're here to help! Our all-natural ferret remedies can be used as preventative care for common ferret health problems or alongside vet-prescribed ferret medications.
How NHV Supplements Can Support Ferret Health Problems Naturally
We all want our furbabies to be happy and healthy because they bring us so much joy every single day! Formulated by a master herbalist and a holistic veterinarian, all NHV supplements are liquid and easy to hide in food or a favorite treat. Common ferret health issues are:
- Hairballs in Ferrets – ferrets shed their coats twice a year; similar to cats, they love grooming themselves. But while cats can throw up hairballs, ferrets have a tougher time doing so. You can help your furkiddo naturally pass the hairball through their digestive tract by adding Hairb-Ez to their daily meals, especially during shedding season!
- Adrenal Gland Disease (AGD) in Ferrets – is a common health concern in ferrets worldwide. Signs of AGD in ferrets can include hair loss (alopecia) that can start on the tail and may include the entire body. Other symptoms are itchiness, red skin, lethargy and difficulty urinating due to enlarged genital organs (even in spayed or neutered ferrets). It is not known what causes Adrenal Gland Disease in ferrets, but NHV Supraglan may help support and rebalance healthy adrenal function in ferrets.
- GI Tract Issues in Ferrets – unfortunately, ferrets have a super short intestinal tract: The transit time from end to end is only 3-4 hours. Since ferrets are obligate carnivores (they require protein to survive), many high-carb kibbled diets out there are not compatible with their dietary needs and physiology. One of the most common GI diseases in ferrets is diarrhea. Regular and severe diarrhea can quickly lead to dehydration in as little as 3-4 hours due to their short intestinal tract. Other common GI tract issues are IBD and dental disease.
We Are Here To Help
Check out our post that highlights 5 ways you can improve your ferret’s health. With NHV daily supplements, give your furbaby the gift of a long and happy life! Our supplements are formulated to be gentle yet effective natural health supports. Get in touch with an NHV Pet Expert for any questions or concerns about your ferret’s current or future care plan.