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Heat Stroke

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All animals are susceptible to heat stroke. Small animals are at the greatest risk and ferrets are no different. The most common cause of heat stroke is prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. This occurs usually when the ferret is locked in its cage and the cage is near a window. During the hot summer months take special care when leaving your ferret along to ensure that heat stroke does not occur. Giving it a fresh supply of cool drinking water will also help it reduce its body temperature.

Heat stroke can be fatal if steps are not taken to remove the ferret from the heat. If you suspect that your ferret does have heat stroke take appropriate steps to slowly cools its body down and then immediately take it to a veterinarian.


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