Human Products
Human Products

Your health is important too! Try Wysong Protein Key™.

"The Thinking Person's Pet Food"™ – Since 1979

How can you feed your ferret a natural diet?

Decades ago you fed your ferret a truly natural diet because it was your only choice. In recent years the popularity of ferrets has introduced several new dietary options into the marketplace. (See the Wysong Ferret Product Line.)

Ferrets are genetically engineered to be carnivores and their diet should be high in protein and fat. Starches are not biologically appropriate for ferrets, and a diet high in these offerings can lead to poor skin quality, bladder stones, poor growth rate and other health conditions.

Two different natural diets exist and both are beneficial for your ferret; we'll call them the whole prey diet and the raw carnivore diet.

The whole prey diet involves feeding your ferret pre-killed, frozen prey animals. You can purchase animals such as mice and rats from a distributer and this is a more advisable option than feeding your ferret mice caught in a trap as they can carry diseases. A ferret's teeth are designed to separate meat from the bone and whole prey diets allow your pet to exercise its jaws while cleaning its teeth and gums.

The raw carnivore diet allows you to offer commercially prepared meats to your ferret. This is advisable for pet owners that aren't interested in having whole, frozen prey animals in their home. Wysong's Archetype™ is a Starch Free™, meat-based diet made to specifically replicate the diet ferrets consume in the wild. Archetype™ is available in chicken, quail and rabbit formulas to provide your ferret with variety in his natural diet.

Starch Free™, high protein kibble like Wysong's Ferret Epigen 90™ can also be healthily fed to ferrets as part of a varied feeding regimen.

Keep these tips in mind when feeding your ferret
Tips for successfully adding a puppy to your family
From puppy to senior: how Wysong's dog food has your pet covered
Is pet adoption a better fit for you?
3 tips to make your ferret's living environment more comfortable
The best dog food storage practices to prevent waste and keep your pet healthy
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show wrap-up
General grooming tactics for your dog
Why your cat likes human food more than its own
Why your dog can benefit from the raw dog food challenge
Everything you wanted to know about ferret care
The best food you can give your senior cat
Keep your feline frisky: tips for healthy cats
Dogs and chocolate don't mix: The 10 most dangerous foods for your dogs
Keeping your pet safe from the cold
How to do the raw dog food diet right
Puppy Bowl X: How to fuel your little athlete
Three raw dog food mistakes dog owners can make?
Why is a horse diet supplement like Equine Chelamin™ beneficial?
How can a horse diet supplement be beneficial?
How can E-Biotic™ improve my horse's diet?
What do I need to know about vitamin K in dog food?
Dog coats for dogs: how to take care of your pet this winter
What is Enterococcus faecium?
Does your pet need hypoallergenic dog food?
5 tips for taking smooth pet travel
How can you feed your ferret a natural diet?
What is montmorillonite clay and is it safe for cats?
Should you feed your pet hard food or soft food?
How do you know if that doggy in the window came from a puppy mill?
Learn what makes Minneapolis a dog-friendly city
Easy ways to stop your dog from begging for table scraps
Learn how to help your sick dog by changing his diet
Dogs and cold weather, tips for an enjoyable experience
Tips to keep the peace in your multi-pet household
A proper diet can help you maintain your pet's weight?
Is your pet getting enough naturally-occurring pet nutrients?
How to prepare your pet for vacation
Debunking the 'Don't feed your pet table scraps' myth'
Learn the key to your pet's oral health
Dog allergies: learn the facts
Is a vegetarian diet right for my dog?
How to naturally treat hot spots on dogs
How you can help your pet's upset stomach
Learn more about using meat in your pet's raw food diet
Holistic vet or traditional vet: what's the difference?
Need a remedy for your dog's ailments?
How to get a finicky cat to eat
Natural solutions to support your dog's joint health
Raw dog food diet