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Ferrets

Vaccination - essential protection Owner Factsheet

Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd, Claire Speight


There are several highly infectious and potentially fatal diseases that can affect your ferret. Although it is not possible to vaccinate against all of these, there are vaccines available against distemper, and if you plan on taking your ferret abroad then it is essential they are also vaccinated against rabies.
 
Vaccinating a ferret while distracting it with a treat
© Cathy Johnson-Delaney

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