It’s June and we are not far off from the Ferret Follies and Fun Match Picnic on September 20, 2015 from 11:00am until 5:00pm at South Park in the Silent Brook Barn. The location is reserved and “beg letters” asking for donations are mailed out. If you know of any stores or ferret friendly businesses that can donate to the raffle please send them our way! We have volunteers and still need help with the food preparation and running the grill. People who have already volunteered are:
- Games – Chris M and Jess
- Raffle – Sharon, Kay, and Paula
- Need someone to help Jackie with food
- Need someone to help run the grill. Glenn will do it if he’s there
We will be updating signs at the meeting on June 21, 2015.
At the May meeting we voted on the new slogan for the club t-shirts that will be available to order soon. The winning slogan is “Ferret Tested, Ferret Approved” submitted by David Moore!
Looking ahead, the August meeting on 8/16/15 will be an ice cream social. Please be sure to bring your favorite topping to share! Ice cream and sherbet will be provided by the club. Be there!!!
Ferrets are not immune to the small wingless dark colored insects known as fleas. Fleas can easily be transmitted between animals, from clothing, carpeting, and outdoor plants. Fleas attach themselves to the animal’s skin, bite the ferret, and feed from its blood. This can cause skin irritation and even anemia. It doesn’t take many flea bites to cause a ferret to become anemic from blood loss. Fleas can transmit diseases and if accidentally ingested may cause tapeworms. Flea infestations can be a hard problem to solve but with patience and continuous treatments you can overcome the parasites.
The obvious sign that your ferret might have fleas is scratching. To spot fleas try running a flea comb through the fur or blow on the fur to check the ferret’s skin. Fleas are reddish brown and the size of a pencil tip and dark specks that look like dirt are often time flea droppings. The pests can usually be found between the shoulders or on the animal’s stomach. Flea eggs can remain dormant for up to two years so a surprise outbreak is not uncommon.
Currently the best way to get rid of fleas is to bathe the ferret with a flea shampoo. Baths should be done once a week for up to several months or until there is no sign of adult fleas on the ferret. The bedding should also be regularly treated. Frontline, Advantage, and Revolution are safe and effective flea control products that can be used on ferrets.
METAIRIE, La. (WGNO) – For some pet owners, a dog or a cat just doesn’t seem as much fun as a ferret.
Ferrets are cuddly and curious but many of them—40 percent—will develop a very serious health condition.
In the video above, Dr. Gregory Rich of West Esplanade Veterinary Clinic and Bird Hospital, explains what it is and how it can be treated.
WE HAVE A WINNER! The slogan that won the t-shirt contest was submitted by David Moore: Ferret tested, ferret approved! T-shirts will be available in the very near future. Stay tuned!
The logo is complete! Many many thanks to
Dave Moore for all of his hard work and dedication
to this project. With the new logo comes
new business cards and a need for a new
t-shirt! New business cards have arrived and
will be at the meeting on the 22nd of March.
We are announcing a t-shirt design contest.
We need to make t-shirts for the TRFC and are
asking for your help. Use the logo that Dave
drew and come up with a funny or cute saying
to put on the shirt. One idea is “Got ferrets?” We
are collecting ideas and then we’ll vote on them
during the May 17 meeting. The person who
submits the winning saying will get a free t-shirt!
You have until May 1 to submit your ideas. Be
creative and have fun! You can submit ideas
in person at the meetings, on the Facebook
page, or via email to: unforgettable_wanderer@
yahoo.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Also a quick picnic update. The grove is reserved
and paid for. The picnic will be held on
September 20, 2015 at the Silent Brook Barn in
South Park (our usual location). We need people
to volunteer to:
• Setup food
• Run the Grill
• Run the Raffle
• Run Games
Also as a reminder,
PLEASE list ingredients
with your potluck
items. This will help
people with allergies.