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Glaucoma in Ferrets

Ferrets are small creatures that are relative of the weasel family. Ferrets are not rodents as some may believe. Ferrets are also becoming quite popular as exotic pocket pets or exotic pets in general. If you own a ferret, make sure you schedule annual vet exams with your local veterinarian. Your vet can help you check for different illnesses and conditions that ferrets may be prone too. For instance, ferrets may develop glaucoma. Glaucoma is a disease of the eye. It can be caused by increased pressure on the eye itself. Glaucoma may lead to loss of sight, which your ferret may or may not show signs of. This means that you’ll need to pay extra attention to your ferret’s behaviors. If anything is off contact your vet. Some ferrets can be blind for months before showing any signs. For more information about a ferret’s eye health, please consult with your recommendedvet clinic Glen Ellyn, IL.

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