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Ferrets require a yearly vaccination against canine distemper. Canine distemper is normally always fatal to ferrets so ensuring they are kept up to date with their shots is a good idea. Your local ferret welfare society can advise you on how to get these vaccinations and in most cases can do it for you a lot cheaper than visiting a vet.

You should give your ferret an hour after the shot incase of an allergic reaction where a veterinarian can provide a quick counter-measure.

The first shots are normally done at a young age with a vaccination at 8 weeks, then at 11-12 weeks and finally at 14-16 weeks. Then once yearly after that. If not received initially then a once yearly dose is sufficient.


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