How to Administer Pill Medication to Your Ferret

Giving a pet prescribed medication can be a scary, even bewildering prospect. You can't explain why the medicine is important; all your ferret knows is that you're trying to make him swallow something he doesn't like.

Administering pills to your ferret can be especially tough. But with practice, giving pill form medications can be quick and easy.

Some medications can be hidden in a small amount of food, such as Nutrical, peanut butter or cream cheese, but you must make sure that your ferret swallows the medication and that the medication can be taken with food. Some ferrets will eat the food and spit out the pill. If hiding the pill in food is not working, try the following.

Always remember to praise your ferret and maybe offer a treat after receiving medication. This will help make future medicine times easier.