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Ferret Dental Disease should be a major concern for a ferret owner. If you don’t have proper chew toys to help your ferrets keep their teeth clean it can assist in the development of this. Ferrets will inevitably chew on their cage and misc other items that they shouldn’t. They should be advised against this (either using apple cider or other things to make them not want to put their mouth on the object). One of the main causes of Ferret Dental Disease is a tooth breaking and the pulp being exposed. If this ever happens to your ferret please get a root canal or extraction. It will save you a lot of head ache and pain later.
Most ferrets have some degree of plaque and tartar on their teeth. Plaque is a buildup of bacteria in a sticky film like material that adheres to the teeth, both above and below the gum line.
Many vets will recommend a tooth paste and regular cleaning of your ferret’s teeth to help prevent this disease from occurring. Also, should the teeth ever get infected or diseased the vet will use special tools to clean the ferret’s mouth and teeth.
Take care of your babies!