Is My Striped White Ferret at Risk for Heartworms?

You should always assume that a Striped White ferret is at risk for contracting heartworms. If you own a Striped White ferret or a ferret of any type, please talk to your veterinarian about heartworm and heartworm prevention. Heartworms are foot-long worms that are capable of invading the heart, lungs and blood vessels of your ferret. The disease is transmitted through mosquitoes. Some ferret owners believe regions of the U.S. are more prone to heartworms than others and may not see a reason to protect their pet. Heartworm disease; however, has been diagnosed in all 50 states. Although regions may be at a lower risk than others, it should be assumed that the risk is present everywhere. Because of this, it is most often recommended that all ferrets be on a monthly heartworm prevention program. If you’re not sure if your ferret is on a preventative medicine, click here, or contact your vet Ashland, KY.

Is My Striped White Ferret at Risk for Heartworms

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