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How to Administer Ear Medication to Your Ferret

By: Dr. Dawn Ruben

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Ear disease, infections and traumas are quite common ailments. Frequently, your veterinarian prescribes medication after an exam. Administering these medications can be confusing and difficult, especially if their ears are in pain.

  • Have the medication container ready and the cap off.

  • Hold your ferret's head still with one hand while the other hand is used to administer the medication. Many people hold the tip of the affected ear to help hold the ferret still. Be very careful not to hold the ear too firmly. Be prepared for your ferret to flinch once the medication touches the ear.

  • Place the medication container just inside the opening to the ear. Do not push the container into the canal.

  • Administer the prescribed amount of medication into the ear opening.

  • Remove the container from the ear opening and gently rub the base of the ear to distribute the medication deeper inside the ear.

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