Common Household Poisons and Dangers for Ferrets
Information from Erinn Whitmore, AFA Education Committee
American Ferret Report, Volume 22, Number 4, 2013
All Lily Species
Toxic Food Items
Hazardous Household Items
Hair Styling Products
Dental Hygiene Products
Feminine Hygiene Products
Perfumes and Fragrances
Potting Soils and Fertilizers
Other Pain Relievers
There are many items we have in our homes that can pose dangers to our little fuzzy friends, from recliners to drier vents. Some of them seem common sense for us to restrict access—but what about the household items that can actually be toxic to our ferrets?
Ferrets’ curious natures, persistence, and climbing capabilities cannot be stressed enough. If your suspect your ferret has had access to any possible poisons, please call your regular veterinarian immediately. If it is off-hours, call your nearest emergency clinic that treats ferrets, or call the ASPCA’s National Poison Control Hotline at 1-888-426-4435 (a $60 fee may be billed to your credit card for services rendered).