Ferrets

We regularly see ferrets at both of our surgeries. They can make lovely pets and are full of personality.

We can neuter ferrets from four months of age. However recent evidence shows that  neutered ferrets can be more prone to a hormone condition called Cushings. We therefore recommend that clients discuss with us whether or not to neuter their ferret as a sterilising  implant may be more appropriate.

Female ferrets, if left unneutered, can develop health problems from becoming permanently on heat. Options including neutering, implant placement or housing with a vasectomised hog can be discussed with the vets.