I heard that some owners use the oxiclean dental additive if their ferrets teeth are bad. However, upon further research, I noticed there were some bad chemicals in it. I know that ferrets can't have essential oils (which are found in most natural products.) but is there anything natural that ferrets CAN have?
I know raw diet clears up their teeth. But I am planning on adopting, and I know that rescues tend to need the extra care when it comes to cleaning their teeth. I have heard that you can clean their teeth by making a paste out of ground cuttle bone, but that just seems like it wouldn't work?
I found this product. If you zoom up on one of the pages, you can see the ingredients. It is a powder (to add on food) and a water additive. It can be used for cats.
Before I fed raw, I used to brush my ferret's teeth with Virbac Enzymatic Toothpaste. Comes in a variety of flavours, but I used chicken. It's safe to use, just make sure you don't use too much of the toothpaste... Just a little bit. Also can only get it at a vet's office (Don't need a prescription or anything though).
More expensive route, if the ferrets you adopt teeth are in really bad shape, might want to consider getting a professional cleaning done from the vet. It can be a bit pricey, but it's like going to the dentist to get a scaling done and such, to get rid of all the tar and build up!
All my adopted rescues wound up with good teeth once on full bone Didn't matter the age. It will depend on what shape their teeth are in when you get them, and if they need a dental done at the vet. Otherwise once on raw they shouldn't need much help.
Ferrets: Contessa Kitties: Watson, Oskar DIP Sinnead, Vincent, Boris, Zeus and Athena, Willow, Mr. Frodo, Indie, Lucrezia, Judge, Odin, Miss Emily, Suki, Cody, Aristotle, Butterscotch, Frankenfurter. RIP Herne, Ligeia, and Mr. Stubbs