It is highly recommended to always have a first aid kit on hand so you will be able to take care of your ferret should the situation arise.
Below is a list of required items to keep on hand;
- Emergency phone numbers; make sure you have the vet information easily accessible and any other contact needed.
- Ferret photos/vaccination records; it is also a good option to have photos of each ferret and records of vaccination on hand.
- List of all medications your ferret is currently taking.
Emergency food ideas;
- Jars of meat baby food-chicken with broth or chicken cooked/ground down in food processor/frozen in butter tubs/plastic containers (see Duck Soup)
- Light Karo syrup or honey (for quick calorie boost)
- Pedialyte or gatoraid (for de-hydrated ferret or just to keep system flowing)
- Can of Royal Canin Recovery canned wet food (you get this from your vet) easily digested food for the sick monsters
- A probiotic such as Marshalls probiotic
- Canola or olive oil (something to help move bad indigested stuff through)
- Petromalt or plain Vaseline for hairballs use for everyday or every other day
Cleaning, Lotion or bandages;
- Calamine Lotion for balding ferrets, (relieves itchy skin and minor irritations from scratching)
- Hydrogen Peroxide (for cleaning cuts)
- Ear cleanser
- Eye wash/rinse
- Gauze pads Gauze wraps
- Adhesive bandage tape (cloth tape holds the best)
- Styptic Powder or flour (for bleeding nails)
- Antibiotic ointment such as neosporin (for soothing and protecting cuts and scrapes)
- Bene-bac (for replacing beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract after illness or diarrhea) – can be purchased com
- Desitin (for rash and burn relief) or Any Diaper Rash Ointment Petroleum Jelly (to help move a blockage through and for easing in the thermometer)
- Kaopectate/pepto bismol/pesid/tagament (for diarrhea and soothing the tummy)
- Immodium liquid (for diarrhea)
- Baby wipes (for general cleanup)
- Pediatric Liquid Benadryl ( for counteracting allergic reactions)
- Heating Pad ( to help maintain body temperature in a young or sick ferret)