Providing The Best Veterinary Care For Your Pet Ferret

The eccentric, inquisitive ferret has been domesticated for longer than many realise, dating back more than a thousand years. However, only as recently as 30 years ago has it become a popular household pet and part of the family.

These small animals are extremely intelligent, making them receptive to training for a number of tricks and habits – they will even learn how to use a litter box just like cats.

Though the ferret has a similar appearance to the family of rodents, they are actually members of the carnivorous mustelid family – alongside animals such as weasels, otters and badgers.

Experts In Ferret Health

The Unusual Pet Vets are seasoned ferret vets in Perth and Melbourne with wide arching expertise in ferret care. Our knowledge and experience of all things to do with keeping ferrets as pets makes us your ferret veterinary of choice. The services and attentive ferret care we offer covers all aspects of your ferret’s life, including managing the pungent odour a ferret that has yet to be sterilised gives off.

Despite spending the bulk of their time in a cage, ferrets enjoy a healthy amount of social interaction and care as well as freedom. Ferrets enjoy the freedom to occasionally stretch their legs and roam around the home; they are playful, fun and always lively.

This does also mean they need more special attention than your average everyday pet. Ferret heartworm treatment, ferret vaccinations and ferret desexing are all part and parcel of ensuring your ferret enjoys a happy life.

Prevention Is The Best Medicine!

Sadly, ferrets are susceptible to several medical conditions, especially adrenal disease and intestinal blockages (a consequence of scoffing down scores of inedible items that have no business in their little bodies).

Like other animals, ferrets will exhibit signs and symptoms that they are not well. We will teach you what these are so when the time comes they will be able to get the treatment they need as soon as possible.

Ferret Care

Based in Perth and Melbourne, our experienced team of ferret vets will provide your ferret with advanced veterinary care. The diverse range of services we offer will give your ferret the opportunity to live a life every ferret hopes for. The services we offer include:

Ferret Care

Health check-ups including dietary and housing requirements

Ferret vaccinations to prevent illness and disease

Medical advice and advanced testing

Ferret heartworm and flea treatment

Ferret desexing

Surgery and hospital care

Dental work

Experienced, highly-qualified team with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in dealing with all types birds

High-tech laboratory and the latest equipment, including onsite surgical and anaesthesia facilities

Patient Story

Princess the ferret came in for a scheduled dental scale at our Peninsula clinic.

Ferrets benefit greatly from a regular dental care plan as they are prone to developing dental tartar build up and gingivitis. We recommend basic teeth brushing a few times a week (ideally daily) however understand that in most cases that is a lot easier said than done! Many ferrets won’t tolerate brushing very well and in those cases a dental scale and polish once every 12-36 months helps greatly with maintaining healthy teeth!

Princess was anaesthetised and we performed the dental procedure. The tartar build-up was scaled away and a periodontal probe was used to check and clean below the gum line. We finished by polishing Princess’ teeth until they were pearly white and sparkling!

Princess was on her best behaviour and earned herself our ‘Patient of the Day’ award.

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Testimonials

Client – Sunshine Coast

There is a great positive vibe felt when you walk in the door! The staff are friendly, caring, and welcoming. Highly recommended. Thank you, from Pepper Pig.

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Brad Symons

Client – Ferntree Gully

Very professional vets there! They have the vaccination available when every other vet clinic I called didn’t. They know rabbits so well that I was feeling very comfortable and confident to let them take care of my rabbit even though its further from home!

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Danielle Lam

Client – Ferntree Gully

Love the welcoming receptionist and the vet. They treated my fur babies with care and also follow-up the subsequent day, just to make sure my bunnies are recovering well.

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Timmy Toppy

Client – Sunshine Coast

The whole team at UPV Sunshine Coast are friendly, accommodating, professional, passionate, and caring! I have regular contact with the team as one of my parrots requires ongoing medication and they are always prompt with sorting out prescriptions and meds. Highly recommend. 

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Lee Stone

Client – Sunshine Coast

Thank you to the team at UPV for taking care of Oscar the Eckie! We had a wonderful first appointment and Dr Pat took good care of my little guy, even though he can be nervous and difficult. I really appreciate you guys for going the extra mile to keep Oscar safe and to give him a positive experience.

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Kiah Nash

Client – Sunshine Coast

Dr Alex at Buderim clinic was extremely kind and caring. His knowledge about bearded dragons is incredible. He was successful in helping Kiko our bearded dragon get back to optimal health. I was also impressed that he kept me informed twice a day. Many thanks. 

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Penny Thompson

Client – Balcatta

Great staff and wonderful doctors, so helpful and caring about our pets. Really appreciated the respect and care given to our little friends.

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Adam Cliff

Client – Balcatta

Thank you to Dr Yang for her attempt to help and care my rabbit, Lola. Even though it wasn’t the result we hoped and prayed for Dr Yang was very caring and professional with Lola even letting my mother and I having our last moments with her. We couldn’t be more grateful for that. Even sending us a condolence card in the mail. Dr Yang and team are highly recommended.

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Anthony Koomen

Client – Balcatta

Absolutely amazing staff! They are all so caring, supportive, and professional. I had to provide palliative care for two of my older rabbits and the information & support I received from the staff was incredible. 10/10 would recommend! Plus, my rabbits give them the big tick of approval, so really that’s the main thing.

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Sarah Manfredi

Client – Balcatta

I cannot speak highly enough of the care that my bird received at The Unusual Pet Vets in Balcatta. Dr Green was in constant contact with me leading up to Chirpy’s surgery and even gave me a call just prior to him going under. I can highly recommend them for any unusual pet you may have.

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Nearest vet for your pet

  • Perth
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane

Location of the unusualpetvets

PERTH

OSBORNE PARK CLINIC:

Unit 4, 325 Harborne Street
Osborne Park, WA 6017
Phone: (08) 6117 7450

MURDOCH CLINIC:

Unit 6, 170 Murdoch Drive,
Murdoch WA 6150
Phone: (08) 6117 7440

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MELBOURNE

PENINSULA CLINIC:
210 Karingal Dr,
Frankston, VIC 3199
Phone: (03) 8738 3210

Location of the unusualpetvets

BRISBANE

JINDALEE CLINIC:
62 Looranah St,
Jindalee, Queensland 4074
Phone: (07) 2104 9499

SUNSHINE COAST CLINIC:

91 King Street
Buderim, QLD 4556
Phone: (07) 5353 6090

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