LITTLE DUDES FERRET CAMP VACCINATION POLICY

 REMINDER:  Please don't vaccinate on the same day as your reservations.  Vaccines should be given at
    least a week prior to make sure there is no chance of a vaccine reaction while they are here.

 

FERRET VACCINATION PROTOCOL

CANINE DISTEMPER VIRUS/VACCINE: THE CANINE DISTEMPER VIRUS IS HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS AND FATAL IN FERRETS WHO HAVE CONTRACTED THE VIRUS AND WERE NOT PROPERLY IMMUNIZED.   Nobivac DPv and Merial Purevax are the only 2 vaccines recommended as safe and effective. 

RABIES VIRUS/VACCINE: The Rabies vaccine requirement has not changed. IMRAB3 was and still is today, our recommended rabies vaccine which has been tested safe and effective for ferrets and is required by law.

All ferrets must be current on both vaccines within one year prior to arriving at Ferret Camp unless there is a vet documented history of reactions to the vaccine. Proof is required along with a signed waiver.

Titer testing is also acceptable to determine if your ferret still contains enough antibodies to be fully immunized to avoid over vaccinating.  Testing is performed at a limited number of clinics so feel free to contact Ferret Camp for more information if interested.

******* IF YOUR VET IS NOT AN ACTUAL EXOTIC (FERRET) EXPERIENCED VET, HE/SHE MAY NOT KNOW THE CORRECT VACCINE TO USE. ASK AND INSIST THAT THEY PROVIDE YOU WITH THE NAME OF THE VACCINE PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT.  DO NOT ALLOW HIM/HER TO INJECT YOUR FERRET WITH ANY OTHER VACCINE OTHER THAN WHAT HAS BEEN RECOMMENDED HERE *******

Also, if you bought your ferret from Petco, do not assume your ferret received their first CDV series.  Typically kits are vaccinated prior to shipping them out to Petco and then Petco is "supposed" to make arrangements for the 2nd CDV vaccination but to be sure, ALWAYS ASK.  Be sure and follow up with the final vaccination after you get your ferret home and within the 2 week time period requirement so that they become fully immunized.