Preventing Heartworms in Black Sable Ferrets

Ferrets like the Black Sable ferret can get heartworms or heartworm disease. Contact your vet to learn about heartworm disease, how it affects your ferret, and what you can do to protect your ferret. Heartworms are foot-long worms that can invade the heart, lungs and blood vessels of your ferret. Unlike dogs, a single heartworm can cause severe damage to ferrets. Thankfully, there is a heartworm prevention program available for ferrets similar to the program available to dogs and cats. Talk to your vet about placing your ferret on a prevention program. Your vet will most likely conduct a blood test first to verify that your ferret is free of heartworms. He will then start your ferret on monthly oral medication to prevent heartworms. Prevention is the best form of protection for your ferret. Click here for further information or call your veterinarians Wichita, KS. 


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