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Diarrhea in Ferrets




Treatment in cases of diarrhea depends on the underlying cause of the condition. For example, food poisoning may require fluid therapy for rehydration; otherwise, this type of diarrhea will generally clear itself on its own. Meanwhile, bacterial, fungal or parasitic infections will require antibiotic, antifungal or antiparasitic medication, prescribed by your veterinarian. During severe cases of diarrhea, however, the ferret will need hospitalization to monitor the animal until it is stabilized.


Living and Management


Other than rest, a ferret suffering from diarrhea will need fluid and electrolyte replacement therapy. If the symptoms and diarrhea persist, bring the animal back to the veterinarian.