Animal Health Insurance

Posted October 23rd, 2010 by gemainz

Ferrets are long, silky, fun filled, and cuddly. They can provide endless hours of fun. They can also give you a migraine as you try to purchase the vet bills you didn’t think about when you spontaneously purchased that impossibly cute ferret with the incredibly pointed face at the local pet store.

The average lifespan is 7-10 years old with each year equaling ten human years. The tempaeture of a healthy ferret is between 100 and 104 degrees, with many of them hovering at a comfortable 101.9 degrees. The heart rate of the average ferret is about 225 beats per minute but it can range from 180-250 beats per minute. Ferrets have an average respiration rate of 33-36 breaths per minute. You have to familiarize yourself with your pet’s personality, the better you know your ferrets personality the quicker it is possible to recognize any health issues your ferret might have.

One thing you might learn about your pet ferret is that it will not only like to own your undivided attention this may also catch that twenty-four hour flue you had a short time ago. Enable you to catch diseases from their human owners is among the those unique traits that separates ferrets from cats and dogs (dogs and cats can not catch the flu from humans). Hopefully now that you are armed with that knowledge you will be savvy enough to bring your pet ferret to the veterinarian (preferably one with knowledge and experience about ferrets) before it starts showing flu like symptoms. Ferrets are very sturdy animals if they are healthy but once they get sick they can go down hill fast. It is necessary your veterinarian sees your pet and prescribe a treatment asap.

Young ferrets are often fed hard food before they are really ready for it. The hard food can cause your new pet to develop a prolapsed rectum (the rectum is externally of the body instead of inside). Oddly enough this is simply not normally something your local veterinarian needs to see. Normally the rectum returns to its normal position after a short time. Smear hardly any Preparation-H on the exposed rectum to hold it moist and keep an eye on it. Remember that pink is good. So long as the flesh of the prolapsed rectum is a nice healthy looking rosy pink it’s healthy. If the healthy pink color starts to fade take your pet ferret to the vet for a consultation.

Ferrets suffer from several different diseases and tumors such as insulinorma, tumors, heart disease, intestinal conditions, and complications involving the liver and intestines and spleen. Many pet ferrets are plagued with multiple issues concurrently. Most diseases commonly found in ferrets will need a certain amount of veterinary care which will often include surgery.

For anyone who is concerned about being flooded with an endless amount of expensive veterinarian bills that you don’t know if you are capable of paying you may want to consider purchasing animal health insurance for your pet ferret.

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