Ferret Ear and Nail Care
Let's talk about ferret ear and nail care. Part of being a ferret owners involves the not so fun things such as cleaning ear and nails. Your pet may not enjoy this and it's not as fun as playing, however it is something that is important and needs to be done. This article will discuss how to go out caring for your ferrets ears and nails.
To clean your ferret's ears you will need ear cleanser and Q-tips. You may also want some help from a family member or a toy to distract your ferret if they do not enjoy this process. As with cleaning a child's ears or the ears of any pet, when cleaning your ferret's ears be careful to avoid going into the ear canal.
Dip one side of a Q-tip in the ear cleanser solution and carefully clean your ferrets ear. Then. use the other end of the Q-tip, the dry side, to soak up any excess liquid from your ferrets ear. If your ferret's ear is really dirty repeat this step with a clean Q-tip and then move on to the other ear and do the same thing again.When cleaning your ferret's ears you will also want to check for eat mites or any signs of ear infections because ferrets can get both of these.
Cutting your ferret's nails is a little trickier. The best time to do it is during the day when you have good lighting and also when your ferret is tired or asleep. It is nearly impossible to cut a pet's nails if they are full of energy. This may also require the help of a family member.
Use cat nail clippers or you can also use human nail clippers. Be careful not to cut your ferret's nails too short or they will bleed and your pet will be in pain. Take time to look for the pink vein area of the nail. You do not want to cut that short.
You don't want your ferrets nails to get long and curl, sometimes this occurs when they are older so you may have to start cutting their nails more frequently than you had in the past. Cutting your ferret's nails will prevent them from getting caught on things and getting torn out which can lead to a lot of blood, pain, and infection.
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