How do I know if my Sable Ferret has Heartworms?

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You won’t know if your Sable ferret has heartworms unless you take him to the vet and have him tested. A heartworm test is a simple blood test that can reveal to your vet whether there is a presence of heartworms in your ferret or not. If the test is positive, your Sable ferret will need to undergo immediate and aggressive treatment. Heartworms can be fatal in ferrets especially because of their size. In fact, one heartworm in a ferret can do as much damage as multiple heartworms in a dog or cat. If your ferret’s test is negative then you will be able to start him on a monthly preventative medication designed to fight against the presence of heartworms. It’s important to keep your Sable ferret on this medicine monthly. Don’t skip a dose. If you forget, administer the pill immediately and tell your veterinarian Marion, IA. Learn more here.

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