Hi there! I have a 6 year old ferret that has excessive itchiness. I notice that it’s often in his armpit area. I have addressed this several times with my vet. Remy does not have fleas, ear mites, etc. He has no hair loss, mast cell tumors or any other issues except that he is a Waardie. Deaf & mostly blind at this point. I give him Benadryl every now and again, but that doesn’t seem to help. I tried a bath with some epsom salt and that did not help. Do you have any other suggestions/remedies besides an oatmeal bath? I will try that also. Do you rinse the oatmeal off? Both of my boys get daily oil supplements and I have them on an Origen/raw diet. They both just seem to be really itchy. Tommy has obvious allergies with constant mast cell tumors all over his body, yeast on his feet and around his face. I’ve also tried switching g detergents, vacuuming A LOT... I just feel so bad for them and want to help.
Post by abbeytheferret6 on Jan 1, 2020 20:27:00 GMT -5
A member here long time back gave Aveeno baths to one of her ferrets. I do not know if she did it once or week or what. He may have been adrenal---it has been so long ago that I do not recall the specifics. She said nothing about rinsing after the bath. My Abbey itched really bad on Wysong Epigen---neither did she thrive on it. Vet said she could be allergic to one of the ingredients or not enough fat in it. Not trying to put them down. But for Abbey it was not a good kibble. I changed her to raw and she gained weight and quit her excessive itching. However, she was very sensitive to raw chicken. Evidently, it was not adrenal disease.
As far as oil supplements-- an Alaskan Salmon oil is recommended and 1 teaspoon a week I believe is the max. You probably can do a human grade and purified from mercury fish oil capsule(pierce it) instead. I do not know which would have the most fat. Fish oil would be better than vegetable oils. Don't know what you are using. Preservative would be tocopherol--I think this is vitamin e.
I use Arm and Hammer for sensitive skin. I tried using All but it got me to itching, and I called them---and they said they use brighteners in their detergent. I think that was my problem.
I am really sorry about your little Tommy and his allergies---bless his heart. I hope someone can help you.
Here is an article about suprelorin --it is an implant. Most of us here call it the DES implant. Among the things it said it would help is excessive itching. It can cost 200 to 400 dollars. Basically to treat adrenal disease.