Friday, March 25, 2011

Fuzzies And The Flu

This week’s ferrety Friday is a reminder to ferret owners that their fuzzies are extremely vulnerable to flu strains. In fact, if your fuzzy becomes very ill, it could prove fatal.

So, if you are sick, wash your hands often, do not sneeze or cough around your pet, and wear a surgical mask if possible. Or better yet, avoid handling your pet; have another member of the family, a neighbour, or a friend care for your ferret until you have recovered completely.

Spaz emerging from the tube.
As Scott Weese, an expert in zoonotic diseases at the University of Guelph, once said, “pets are part of the household microbiologically, not just socially."

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