I had an episode where my senior ferret rapidly became jaundiced over a few days and was dehydrated. I took her to the vet and they gave her lots of fluids, a course of antibiotics, a blood panel, and once the results of the blood panel came back they prescribed me the Vetri-Science/Vetri-Liver feline chewables. At first, she licked them and walked away, but now she downright refuses them. She gagged once when I attempted to break them up into small bits and scruff n' stuff them. She picks them out when I put them in her food and soupie. I also attempted to coat them in Ferretone, which was a terrible last resort. She just licked them clean. The treats have a very strong smell and I imagine they also have a strong taste.
TL;DR Tried everything I can think of, but she won't eat chewable medicine. I'm at my wit's end because I want to help her but I can't think of anything else to do! Does anyone have a good tip for getting ferrets to eat chewable medicine?
Find it as a liquid * Chewables are terrible because they rely on the assumption that this is going to be greeted as a tasty treat, which with ferrets is very rare. It also means there's a lot of non-medicinal meaning there is a greater margin of error for the actual meds to get into the ferret. I would be calling my vet and asking for a different possibility. ciao
Ah, good idea. I'll call tomorrow and ask if they have it in a liquid, I just hope they don't make me pay for it again (almost $40 ). If not her health, the price is a motivation to figure out some way to get her to eat them.