Parasitic (Giardiasis) Diarrhea in Ferrets

Treatment

 

Treatment is typically done on an outpatient basis unless the ferret has become sick and weak. Prescription drugs along with bathing are combined to reduce the likelihood of repeat infection and to remove the parasite from the ferret's body. Repeat fecal exams are often required to confirm that the infection has been removed, as an ongoing (chronic) infection can be debilitating for the animal.

 

Living and Management

 

It is important to observe for signs of dehydration, especially in younger animals. Administering the prescribed medication and taking the ferret back in for examination are also important in a successful recovery.