Tooth Problems in Ferrets
Ferrets can develop plaque and tartar on their teeth as they age. As the tartar accumulates, it starts to irritate the gums and eventually progresses to gingivitis (bleeding and irritated gums). Left untreated, a ferret will develop infections of the mouth and may have bad breath, drooling, and difficulty eating. Over time, this can lead to painful abscesses and loss of the teeth.