so i did some more research and have FINALLY found a vet in my area that specializes in ferrets oh my god my heart practically lept into my throat when i found an alternative to the jerk who pinned my babies under his arm while stabbing a needle in them (it's called scuffing and gently inserting the needle!!!!!) I can't believe i'm gonna be able to take the boys to a vet who won't flinch when i mention raw diet and assume my boys are biters! (ok so snorkles bites your feet when you walk by and he's all hoppity.... that doesn't count lol he's not a fear/aggressive biter AT ALL) I'm just so... SQUEEEE~
ok so i am realizing that my life is pretty much non existent now >.> i squee over having a competent vet lmao ;D...
Anyway i also wanted to mention that after reading a lot about Mikey's ferret, Finn, and FerrettownUSA (nanjferret) I decided to speak with her about buying a kit aaaand i am proud to announce that (from what i'm aware of) i'm on the waiting list for a baby Jill this Spring!! I'm so excited
Last Edit: Oct 17, 2012 22:47:48 GMT -5 by Deleted
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
Ouch! We give injections to most of my ferrets by pouring a small puddle of ferretone or oil on the steel examination table. While the ferret is licking it up she does a quick poke. Most of them never even notice. I have two hobs who have thicker skin that jerk away with this method, so the tech will usually gently scruff and hold them while I offer the tone out of my hand and the vet pokes them with the needle.
i was horrified. i knew he was doing it wrong it looked like he was stabbing him so hard and i heard the skin break! omg it was like a pop and sheldon yiped in pain! ive never heard him yip.... then the vet just said that ferrets have tough skin -.-
Some do, some don't. Even the real tough skinned ones, no excuse to make them yip in pain though. I had a cat with very thick skin, vet used to have to scruff him and jab him a little harder than normal but he never seemed to even feel it. My vet did nick Zar-Zar good with the needle last time, but he yanked away as she started to stick him so it was his own silly fault. Second attempt we had a tech hold him while I distracted and it went much more smoothly.