The Cascade Ferret Network: Who We Are... The Cascade Ferret Network (CFN), a 501(C)(3) tax exempt corporation, is different from traditional ferret shelters: instead of housing the ferrets in a single place, the CFN depends upon a network of qualified foster homes, each of which cares for only a few ferrets at a time. This network approach to sheltering ensures our foster ferrets the same care we give our pet ferrets: play time outside the cage each day, lots of human interaction every day, food, water, and well being checked daily and a complete cage cleaning each week. The primary vet care for CFN is provided by Dr Katrina Ramsell, Northwest Exotic Pet Vet (503-646-6101), receiving patients at Beaverton Pet Clinic. The Cascade Ferret Network is dedicated to upholding high standards of animal care, and professional shelter policies and practices for the domestic ferret. These policies include the following: working with and caring for each ferret until it is ready to be adopted into the proper home, neutering all ferrets before placement, never breeding shelter animals, forbidding any member of the foster network to breed ferrets.
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Your Pet's Surgery In my practice, one of the most common questions asked when a ferret needs surgery is, Is it safe? This is a very important question that should be asked. Before it is possible to answer this question, we must clarify and qualify several different aspects of ferret surgeries. There are four basic aspects of all ferret surgeries, including: The Surgeon, The Ferret's Health Status, The Hospital's Equipment and Procedures, and The Hospital's Staff. Since each of these four aspects will influence the outcome, we must thoroughly understand each one before we can answer the question, Is it safe? There will be many points we talk about here, and they all influence the outcome. It is understandable that some of these points may be more important to you than others, so I suggest you read through this in its entirety, and then use what seems most important to you. Because ferrets are so unique and different from cats and dogs, they have unique medical needs and diseases that even the best dog and cat veterinarians may not be familiar with, unless they know ferrets well.
As the name implies, these fuzzy little creatures that capture our heart and soul are not rodents; they are from the mustildae family with cousins consisting of the mink, weasel, otter, skunk, badger and European polecat. Unlike their cousins, the domesticated ferret is not wild nor feral. In fact if left outside on it's own they would most likely die without human intervention in a few day as their survival instincts at best is extremely minimal. While these little creatures warm our hearts and depend on us for their every need, they are not the right pet for everyone. Taking on the responsibilities of caring for a ferret and knowing what their care and health needs are should be considered before taking the step of bringing one home. A ferrets normal life span is from 7 - 9 years, and beginning at the age of 2-3 they are susceptible to two very common serious illnesses: Insulinoma and Adrenal Disease, which could require medical and/or surgical intervention, which could become quite costly. A ferret will need to be seen by a ferret knowledgeable veterinarian at least annually for a check-up and required vaccines consisting of rabies (IMRAB3) and distemper (Purevax-D).
NOW OPEN! Our Shopping area is now open. Welcome to our new website. We want you to enjoy your time here. Whether you are here to shop for your pet food, search for useful information, or just have fun we look forward to making your visit an enjoyable one. Take your time, enjoy and again, thanks for stopping by. Please feel free to add our site to your favorites so we may assist you again very soon. About Performance Foods Inc. Performance Foods, Inc. was founded in 1989 and incorporated in 1991. Owners Dr. Tom Willard, Ph.D. and Patricia Willard began Performance Foods with the goal of building a niche market for ferrets. Performance Foods, Inc. is a privately held company located in Broomfield, Colorado. Mission Statement: Performance Foods, Inc. will maintain leadership in manufacturing, developing and distributing superior valued carnivore products. We provide our customers with ethical business practices and the highest quality products, through design, research, testing and proving all life stage foods, nutritional treats and supplements for the complete welfare of carnivore pets.
The word 'ferret' means 'little thief' in Latin. This is an omen. Your living quarters are about to be reduced to an endless series of ferret hidey-holes that conceal smuggled goodies like your smelly socks, car keys, pencil erasers, underwear and ferret poop balls. So if your way-too-orderly life needs a giant dose of disorder, then a ferret is the perfect pet for you. Here's how to do it. 1. DECIDE IF A FERRET IS THE RIGHT PET FOR YOU First and foremost, a ferret owner needs a sense of humor so that when the little rascal discovers that toilet paper is a great toy, you're more likely to say, 'Aw, how cute! He destroyed my bathroom!' than to say, 'Die, furball!' So here are a few questions you can ask yourself before bringing the little terror in the pet store window into your home. Are ferrets legal where I live? Just because your local pet store sells ferrets doesn't mean you're allowed to have one. Some counties allow the sale of ferrets, but not the ownership of one (yes, it's 'fuzzy logic' to us too). Look at this list of Ferret Free Zones to see if your county bans ferrets. If it does, write a petition to your local government officials.