Having your ferret spayed (female) or neutered (male) make for happier, healthier pets and it makes your life better too! Hormonal activity is the strongest contributor to ferret odor. Ferrets have tiny musk glands scattered throughout their skin, with heavier concentrations in the face and legs. When ferrets (both male and female) are unaltered, hormones cause these musk glands to produce lots of smelly oil. Fixing your ferret will reduce musk production by about 90 percent, because the skin glands shrink. It is one of the most important things you can do to reduce ferret odor as well as help reduce serious health and behavioral problems for your ferret. Our veterinarians are trained to perform this procedure, call to schedule your appointment today.