Cleaning items: Ferret shampoo or good baby shampoo for bathing

i remember someone telling my that some rats died from ferret shamboo, because ferrets arn’t ment to groom themselves for hours on end like rats do.

Try using plain old baby wash/shampoo. You don't have to shell out 9 bucks for 'ferret shampoo'.

Pet Scentsations Dry Ferret Shampoos are great for those ferrets who don’t like water, in between baths or if you don’t have time for a ‘full’ bath. Simply splash them a handful of Pet Scentsations dry ferret shampoo and sit back and enjoy. Available in same fresh smelling scents as the liquid shampoos. Comes in 10 oz. containers.

What shampoo is good for ferrets

We use baby shampoo on our dog, but I heard not to use it on ferrets, for some reason. …colors or fragrances. Kit contains 8 oz. Itch Stop Shampoo for all-over application, 4 oz. Itch Stop Spray for localized treatment, and 0.85 oz. Itch Stop Salve for individual bites and scrapes. Topical use only. For dogs and cats. Shampoo is also for ferrets. Salve and Spray are also for horses.

Tea Tree Oil Shampoo as flea preventative | The Holistic Ferret Forum

…colors or fragrances. Kit contains 8 oz. Itch Stop Shampoo for all-over application, 4 oz. Itch Stop Spray for localized treatment, and 0.85 oz. Itch Stop Salve for individual bites and scrapes. Topical use only. For dogs and cats. Shampoo is also for ferrets. Salve and Spray are also for horses.

Use a flea shampoo made specifically for cats or ferrets


To rid a ferret of fleas, first bathe him with flea shampoo. Check the shampoo label: It must be suitable for kittens. The active flea-killing ingredient should be pyrethrins. Don't use anything containing organophosphates, carbamates or petroleum distillates. They may be harmful to ferrets. Use a flea comb to remove fleas from the ferret's face, and keep soap away from eyes and nose. Avoid most pet sprays and all dips; they are toxic and could harm your ferret. Flea powders cause lung problems in ferrets. A new product designed specifically for ferrets is the flea towelette. These wipes are easy to use, kill existing fleas and repel future fleas for another two weeks.Many people tout the use of Dawn dish soap but I've used regular shampoo with the same results. It's important to note that shampoo/Dawn will only kill the adult fleas on the ferret. It will not kill eggs, nor prevent fleas from returning. It works for a short-term situation-such as when I got home at 10pm at night with a flea infested ferret and had no Revolution on hand, but for long term prevention, medication will likely be needed.Several new flea eradication products provide long-term relief for ferrets, although none has been tested specifically for ferret use. Frontline spray (manufactured by Merial) is the product most often recommended for ferrets by veterinarians, because of its low toxicity level. The Frontline products kill all fleas and ticks within a few hours of application. One dose lasts a month or more. The product isn't affected by sunlight or shampooing. If your ferret has allergies or is sensitive to chemicals, you may want to avoid Frontline because it can't be washed off. Many ferrets (like mine) hate being sprayed, so after battling with my fur-kids, I switched to Frontline TopSpot, a product you apply in drops to the pet's neck. One dose of Frontline TopSpot for cats is good for two ferrets. Put the half dose (12 drops or 0.25 ml) between your ferret's shoulder blades. The drops are more concentrated than the spray, so using them could increase reaction risks, but I have had no problems with any of my ferrets.I use a whitening shampoo on my lighter ferrets and it really does work (not all do, but I like mine). Unless you are showing, there probably really isn’t a need for it.