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Ferret Immunization Schedule

This list is a general schedule of preventive health care.  Your ferret may have individual needs and recommendations will be tailored to your pet’s needs.  Please be aware that ferrets are more prone to vaccination reactions than many other species.  Because of this, we use specially formulated CDV vaccinations as well as rabies vaccinations that are specifically approved for use in ferrets.  We take special measures to lessen the likelihood of a vaccination reaction and monitor your ferret closely after vaccination.  Please let us know if your ferret has ever had a reaction in the past.

Four to six (4-6) weeks of age:
Pediatric physical examination
CDV vaccination, if dam was unvaccinated.

Six to eight (6-8) weeks of age:
Pediatric physical examination
CDV vaccination
Fecal examination for parasites
Deworming

Nine to eleven (9-11) weeks of age:
Pediatric physical examination
CDV vaccination
Deworming

Twelve to fourteen (12-14) weeks of age:
Complete physical examination
CDV vaccination
Rabies vaccination

Six to Eight Months of Age:
Spay/Neuter if required, decent if required

One Year of age:
Complete physical examination
CDV vaccination
Rabies vaccination
Dental prophylaxis (optional; strongly recommended; should be done yearly to every other year)
Small Mammal Panel (screening bloodwork)
Fecal examination for parasites (if indicated)

Two and three years of age:
Complete physical examination
CDV vaccination
Rabies vaccination
Small Mammal Panel (screening bloodwork)
Fecal examination for parasites (if indicated)

Three years of age and older:
Ferrets should be examined every six months from now on
Complete physical examination – should be done every six months
CDV vaccination – annual boosters required
Rabies vaccination – annual boosters required

Three years of age and older (continued):
Dental prophylaxis – should be done yearly to every other year
Small Mammal Panel (screening bloodwork)-done annually
Blood glucose-Every 6mos                                                                                                               Fecal examination for parasites – done annually, more often if indicated