Brushing Teeth

Did you know that you should brush your ferret’s teeth preferably daily but at least several times a week? An enzymatic toothpaste, flavored poultry or malt, works the best. It can be put on a qtip and that rubbed over all the teeth. I find the qtip method better than trying a brush or finger brush. Usually those get grabbed by the ferret and taken to a treasure hiding place. I recommend using the cotton swab (qtips) that are on a paper tube rather than the plastic ones simply because the ferret may grab the swab and run with it, and possibly chew on it.

Ferrets, hedgehogs and sugar gliders all get dental disease: plaque, gingivitis and periodontal disease. Prevention with regular tooth brushing can help prevent problems.

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