Both my ferrets have a small rash on their belly around where their pp is. They seem to be acting fine, maybe a bit itchy though. The skin is pink and there are teeny tiny bumps around. My first though was flea bites or an allergic reaction to something but when I was looking things up online canine distemper came up and freaked me out. They dont have a rash around their mouths and they are acting normal, but I do work with dogs daily, they are supposed to be vaccinated but I still worry. They only had 2 vacs for the distemper, not all 3 and both are a little over 1 year old. I have brought fleas home from work before but ive treated when i noticed symptoms, they did have revolution on them but im not sure if its been a month yet i have to double check. I also have a cat that sleeps with me all the time, and I'm allergic to fleas normally i get bit all over if im around them. Anyone have any thoughts? Today is a holiday so my vet is closed. It looks like they dont have any appointments open until Wednesday.
Im really sorry if this isnt in the right area, I'm pretty freaked out and I wasn't sure where to post.
Post by abbeytheferret6 on Sept 2, 2019 15:28:34 GMT -5
when mine had fleas--it bothered them mostly like between the shoulders and it would get reddish there. Of course a dip under the (warm)faucet will send them scurrying(fleas). You will see them moving for sure -----at least that was how I best saw fleas and how many. The skin was more visible when wet. Of course the ferrets will not like it at all.
I have not as yet experienced any rash with my male in that area, so I can't help you there. New litter in litter pans?
The bumps are smaller than the head of a pin, and there arent many there, i tried to take pictures but it doesn't show on the camera. I did start using bitter apple maybe a little over a month ago on their bedding i wonser if it could have given them a little irritation. Same paper little ive been using. I did buy new hammocks from a place on amazon, but i hand washed them a few times since then.