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Marshall 4-Ounce Ferret Lax Hairball and Obstruction Remedy
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- Marshall ferret lax is a hairball and obstruction remedy
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Marshall ferret lax is a hairball and obstruction remedy that is a must have item for all ferret owners. Specially formulated to treat and prevent the formation of hairballs in the intestine and stomach.
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However, even more problematic is the ferret's propensity for foreign object ingestion, especially of soft rubbery materials. This behavior can be life threatening, and may require emergency surgery. This is both expensive and traumatic. While prevention is always best, even the most vigilant ferret owner can find themselves outmatched by the unceasing efforts of their beloved furo to find something to ingest that they should not. While this product will not save the day in every situation, it is an excellent first aid measure in most situations (if in doubt about using it, call an exotic animals vet who is experienced with ferrets).
If you own ferrets, you should not be without a tube of this in your supply box. Three o'clock Sunday morning is not the time to be trying to locate a tube of Ferret Lax in an emergency. Please read the instructions, because you need to treat your ferret 3 to 4 times a day, for 3 or 4 days. I also strongly suggest that your monitor their feces for the presence of the material they ingested. I always try to make sure the pieces eliminated will go back together to make up the complete object that they chewed up. If not, or if they show any signs of distress (lethargy, vomiting, tenderness, coughing, or anything out of the ordinary) a trip to the (ferret experienced) vet should be at the top of your list.
The formulation (and use) of this product is similar to products for other pets. It is a lubricant with flavoring, and in my experience ferrets will happily gobble it down. I have generally used this type of product with ferrets and cats on an "as needed basis". If you have a pet who is frequently barfing up hairballs then I would put them on a more regular dosing schedule, as excessive vomiting can cause other health problems. Rabbit owners should know that hairballs can be especially problematic, as rabbits can not expel them by vomiting.
As for day to day regularity of bowel movements in your ferret, my personal observation is that constipation is not usually a problem for these little guys and gals. Availability of a plentiful supply of clean fresh water is important. Diet could be an issue (I personally will not feed Marshall's ferret foods for a variety of reasons - consider feeding Zupreem Grain Free, Wysong Archetypal, Instinct Rabbit (Cat or Dog), Evo Ferret, and/or fresh raw meat with bones). If you are feeding an RMB diet and constipation has become an issue, you may need to lower your bone content. Constipation may also be a sign of serious health problems, so once again, a visit with a vet experienced in treating ferrets would probably be in order.
My only gripe with Ferret-Lax is that the cost of the product is excessive given the ingredients, but like everyone else, I still buy it because of the convenience of a "ready to go" packaged product. [BTW - in a pinch I have used similar products marketed for cats to good effect - the ingredients seem to be the same, but always read the product label carefully to be sure before dosing your pet.]