Thursday, July 9, 2009


We now have a website - - - and the blog will be moving to the site! This will not happen for a little while yet, but soonish! If you are concerned about not being able to find the blog, do not fret - this site will redirect you there as soon as we get all the bugs worked out.
See you at our new home =)

Volunteer Meet

For those living in Prince George and area that are interested in volunteering with Ferrets North Information and Rescue Society or who are simply curious ABOUT the society, we are having a gathering July 12 from 2 to 3 pm at Fort George Park. We will be meeting by the band shell and can be identified by the fact that we will most likely be the only people in the park with our ferrets.
See you then!

(Society Ferrets are magic and can defy the laws of gravity)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Making Progress...

The purpose of Ferrets in the North was to connect ferret owners, enthusiasts, future ferrents and people who wanted to re-home their pets, as well as those who were simply curious about the animals... not content to sit idly by, we at Ferrets in the North are taking it ONE STEP FURTHER! Ferrets in the North is becoming a real-life ferret rescue!
Our formal BC government approved name: Ferrets North Information and Rescue Society. Our goals are to educate, rescue and re-home ferrets in Prince George and (as we grow) Northern BC.

We are having a volunteer meet as well as an information day July 12 (location to be determined - we are hoping for Fort George Park), so any interested parties can feel free to attend. We will also be having a member sign up and FERRETS ARE WELCOME! Bring your fuzzies along for the fun! Details of the event will be posted as soon as they become known, so stay tuned!

For those who enjoy reading this blog: don't worry! It will still be here! After all, a little extra ferret information is always a good thing!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Case for Cat Milk

When a ferret requires a bit of fattening up, many people recommend different supplements and foods such as ferretvite (in the tube, not the multivitamin water additives), cream, ensure, baby food and so forth. One thing that I have never heard recommended, and I feel should certainly be used is Whiska's cat milk, rather than cream.

Cream, due to the lactose, can cause an already weakened ferret's condition to worsen as many ferrets cannot digest cream properly. In other words: if a ferret is already weak, does it make sense to be giving them what amounts to a high fat laxative? This is not a problem with Whiska's cat milk.
Cat milk is a high fat, reduced lactose cream supplement designed specifically for cats who, like ferrets, are often unable to digest lactose as adults. In my experience, I have found that most ferrets that will drink cream LOVE cat milk. Cat milk provides the same benefits as cream is supposed to with a reduced risk of causing your ferret to suffer from diarrhea! Cat milk can also be used to hide the taste of small amounts of Pepto-Bismol (which is great for preventing ferret tummy aches), and, as an added bonus, cat milk is fortified with a small amount of taurine!