A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper

A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper
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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Flea Meds...

Yesterday was the 8th of the month which means it was flea medication application day.  We had an outbreak of fleas a few years ago and it was painful to fix so now I am religious about treating them every month.

Winston doesn't need treatment - for the most part piggy skin is too hard for fleas to penetrate.  I have read that very young piglets can get them but I think he is old enough now that he is safe from fleas.  Emma has a time release collar that we use for her - I am very pleased with how it works.  I need to get her a new one in February as it will have been 8 months.

The kitties are old pros at getting their meds on - it doesn't seem to bother them at all.  Then there are the ferrets.  Violet, Madison and Theo have been getting flea treatments for some time now and lets be honest - they HATE it.  I use Frontline Plus for cats on them and they wiggle and squirm to get away from the medication - sometimes Violet even cries when you put it on.  Poor things...

This was the first application for the baby ferrets and I was figuring that it would be more of the same with them hating it.  Really - only Harlow hated it.  Kai could have cared less and Tabitha didn't even seem to notice much either.

Everyone is well protected and are good to go for another month or so.

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