Bacterial Diarrhea in Ferrets

Treatment

 

Your veterinarian may recommend treatment on an outpatient basis if the ferret only has a mild case of diarrhea. This will include providing fluids for the ferret, along with an antibiotic regimen to eliminate the bacteria. However, if the ferret's diarrhea is severe, it will require fluid replacement therapy -- usually given intravenously -- and anti-diarrhea medications, in addition to any prescribed antibiotic drugs.

 

Living and Management

 

Bringing the ferret into the veterinarian for follow-up monitoring and testing will ensure reinfections are immediately identified and treated.

 

Prevention

 

Because the bacteria which causes campylobacteriosis thrives in poorly sanitized, unhygienic living conditions, keeping your ferret's kennel clean and stool-free will help prevent the animal from contracting the disease.