HomeoPet For Ferrets

Anxiety-1HomeoPet is a US based company that provides natural and homeopathic remedies for pets. The products were designed by Vets in the USA for use in ALL animals. The company itself was established in 1994 to meet the increasing demand for alternative “chemical free” treatments for common conditions, while not life-threatening, cause suffering in animals.

They are registered with FDA-CVM (U.S), APVMA (Australia), NZFS (New Zealand), VMD (UK) and the IMB (Ireland) with plans to further expand registrations for the UK and Irish markets underway.

Due to some strict regulations in Australia and potentially other countries, they don’t specifically market for Ferrets, HOWEVER, they are 100% safe for use in ferrets and other exotics, including birds! They are similar to the Bach Rescue Remedy but you will find that this brand has more variety available.

For more information on the products, ingredients and so on, I recommend you have a look at the website, and/or seek further advise on use from a Holistic Veterinarian.

USA: https://www.homeopet.com/
AUS: https://www.homeopet.com.au

USING HOMEOPET FOR FERRETS

feline_digestive_upsets_1There are a variety of products in the HomeoPet line which can be used for ferrets. Homeopet not only have all natural homeopathic products for General Anxiety, Travel Anxiety and Storm Phobia, but they also have some for Skin & Coat, Digestive Plus, Joint Plus, & Urinary Incontinence. Each formula is rapid acting, non-drowsy with no side effects.

Dose is dependent on weight for small animals.

Here is the dosing for animals based on weights: 2-10kgs = 5 drops; 10-40kgs = 10 drops; 40kgs & over = 15 drops.

ADMINISTRATION:

HomeoPet recommend that any animal under 2kg should have 2 drops. The products contain an alcohol solution, but you can dilute it in water, bone broth or food.

All products ARE safe!

I recommend diluting 1 drop per 1 ml of water, or bone broth, or other oral rehydration fluid and then given orally through syringe. Please take care to avoid aspiration of the fluid into the respiratory tract by the patient!

Skin-Coat.jpgOptimally, the liquid preparation should be dropped directly into the mucous membrane of the mouth including lips. This is where it is most easily absorbed into the blood stream. If your giving orally by syringe you can gently squirt a bit near the gum/cheek area. I do not recommend scruffing the ferret for this. You’re trying to reduce anxiety and stress, not create more so please keep scruffing to the absolute minimum.

If you find the ferret is becoming distressed or you’re not feeling comfortable with giving the treatment orally, you can put the treatment in the food. Preferably, use a TSP worth of food, raw soup is ideal, and place two drops. Allow your ferret to lap it up themselves and try not to force the food onto them.

In acute cases (those with sudden onset), the doses can be given every 15 minutes, up to 4 doses. For cases that are not acute (chronic, long term problems), one dose 3 times daily; this is often best started 5-7 days before any situation causing anxious behaviour, e.g. before traveling or introducing a new ferret, or change in environment etc. Once a response is seen, administration should be reduced to 2 times daily and eventually once daily. If reduction causes symptoms to worsen, original dosing may be continued a little longer before reducing. If a remedy is working well and dosing is not reduced, an aggravation of symptoms from overuse may occur. Stopping the remedy for 3 days will reverse the symptoms, and then treatment can begin as if using for the first time, weaning down as mentioned above.

ADVERSE EFFECTS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS:

There are no adverse effects known, other than reversible effect of over dosage. Over dosage will result in a return of symptoms after the symptoms have initially disappeared. Where an increase or a return of symptoms occurs while on the medication, ceasing to use it will alleviate the effect. Patients who are hypersensitive to homeopathic preparations will show response to a single dose, which may not need to be repeated for some time. For this reason, therapy should always start with a single dose and should a major response be seen, therapy should not be recommenced until symptoms relapse, and then only a single dose given for maximum effect. Although there is no evidence that there are any safety issues, extra care should always be taken when dealing with pregnant animals.

Should a suspected adverse reaction be seen or advice needed, please contact HomeoPet.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

AUSTRALIA/ASIA
HomeoPet,
Tel +61 2 4443 9669
http://www.homeopet.com.au
E: info@homeopet.com.au

USA
HomeoPet LLC,
Tel +1 800 555 4461
Tel + 1 631 288 6883
http://www.homeopet.com

Always seek advice from a Holistic Veterinarian before attempting to treat using any remedy found online.

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