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Spaying and neutering
Ferrets are generally spayed/neutered and descented by 8 weeks of age (prior to purchase). Spaying of female ferrets is necessary for their health. Female ferrets not intended for breeding must be spayed; if they are not bred they will remain in heat. High levels of the hormone estrogen produced during this heat cycle cause severe anemia and death if left untreated. Intact male ferrets have a strong musky odor, can be aggressive, and tend to mark their territory with urine. Ferrets will still have a slightly musky odor after being de-scented.
Our Doctors have the capability to perform a wide variety of surgeries other than routine surgeries such as spaying and neutering. Some of the soft tissue surgeries include mass removals, removal of the spleen, enucleations, and foreign body removal. Orthopedic surgeries include but are not limited to amputation and some fracture repairs. Please contact us and consult with our vets for complete information about a surgery that your pet may need.