Since you never know when an accident will happen, keeping a ferret emergency kit at your home is a good idea. You can put a first aid kit together yourself and buy the items separately, or buy one ready-made. If you make one yourself, use a small plastic tub with a tight fitting lid to store the following items:

Phone Numbers and Records
Veterinary clinic phone number and directions to the clinic
Emergency clinic phone number and directions
Poison control center phone numbers
Vaccination and health records and a list of medications your ferret is receiving – take these with you on every veterinary visit
Equipment and Supplies
Magnifying glass
Nail clippers and metal nail file
Styptic powder or sticks, Kwik Stop, or cornstarch
Eye dropper or oral syringe
Feeding tubes of various sizes if you are trained in how to use them
Cotton swabs
Cotton balls
Clean towels – cloth and paper
Ear thermometer
Lubricant such as mineral oil or KY Jelly (without spermicide)
Disposable gloves
Syringes of various sizes
Needle-nose pliers or hemostats
Grease-cutting dish soap
Fooey or other product to discourage licking
Ferret carrier
Towel or blanket to keep your ferret warm during transport (some pharmacies and camping outlets carry a thermal blanket or bed)
Cold packs and heat packs (wrap in towel before using)
Bandaging Materials
Square gauze of various sizes – some sterile
Non-stick pads
First aid tape – both paper (easily comes off of skin) and adhesive types
Bandage rolls – gauze and Vetwrap
Band-Aids (for humans)
Nutritional Support
Highly palatable food such as Hill’s a/d, Oxbow Carnivore Care, Chicken & Chicken Gravy Baby Food or Eukanuba MaxCal (Feline)
Rehydrating solution such as Gatorade or Pedialyte
Nutritional supplement such as Nutri-Cal, FerretVite or Nutristat
High sugar source: Karo syrup
Probiotics as advised by your veterinarian; often prescribed for ferrets receiving antibiotics
Wound disinfectant such as Betadine or Nolvasan
Triple antibiotic ointment for skin
Antibiotic ophthalmic ointment for eyes, e.g., Terramycin
Eye wash solution
Sterile saline
Antidiarrheal medicine such as Pet Pectate
Ferret or cat laxative in paste form (e.g.: Marshall Ferret Lax Hairball Remedy or Tomlyn Ferret Laxatone)
Pediatric diphenhydramine (Benadryl) for allergic reactions
Cortisone spray or cream, such as Itch Stop
Ear cleaning solution
Hydrogen peroxide (used to make a pet vomit)
Activated charcoal to absorb ingested poisons (consult your veterinarian before using)

*Watch the expiration dates on any medication, and replace as needed.