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Cough in Ferrets



Your veterinarian will typically only attempt to treat the underlying condition, especially when it is severe. Often he or she will recommend restricting the ferret's exercises, as it may aggravate the animal's condition.


Living and Management


You will need to stay in communication with your veterinarian throughout the treatment period, relaying information about your ferret's response to the treatment and whether it is improving or worsening. You may also need to take your ferret back to the clinic for follow-up examinations so that your veterinarian can evaluate your dog's disease status and treatment progress. There, the treatment will be adjusted accordingly. In some ferrets, long-term therapy is required for a complete recovery.


Take care when administering drugs to your ferret, as any drug, including cough suppressants, can be dangerous when given in the wrong amount.