Q. What antibiotic do we need for a lower urinary tract infection (UTI) for a ferret?

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A. If you need to administer an antibiotic for a UTI in your ferret it is best to have your vet prescribe the appropriate medication. Bringing in a sample of your ferret's urine can check for a UTI first, before giving the medication. Ferrets are much smaller than other pets, so even if they are prescribed a similar medication, it may be in a much different dosage to meet their size. Many vets will now see ferrets without needing to see an exotic or pocket-pet only vet!

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