Pet Education

January 30, 2018

ADRENAL GLAND DISEASE IN FERRETS

ADRENAL GLAND DISEASE IN FERRETS Adrenal gland disease usually affects adult ferrets (older than 2 years). The most common clinical sign is hair loss. Treatment may involve surgery or medication. What Causes Adrenal Gland Disease in Ferrets? Adrenal gland disease is, unfortunately, a common disease of pet ferrets in the […]
January 30, 2018

AVIAN FECAL TESTING

Fecal testing is the recommended method for diagnosing gastrointestinal (GI) parasite infections. GI parasites can cause serious illness in pet birds. Your veterinarian can recommend medications to treat most GI parasites. Your veterinarian can recommend a schedule for checkups and fecal testing that can help protect your pet bird from […]
January 30, 2018

AVIAN/EXOTIC ANESTHESIA

Anesthesia is used to prevent a patient from experiencing stress and/or pain during routine, elective, or emergency care. Anesthesia can be administered as injection or gas to reduce pain, anxiety, or awareness in animals undergoing medical and surgical procedures. Birds, reptiles, and small mammals have unique metabolic, cardiac, and respiratory […]
January 30, 2018

CARING FOR AFRICAN GREY PARROTS

One of the most intelligent birds ever studied, the African grey parrot has an amazing ability to imitate human speech and precisely mimic sounds within the environment (for example, ringtones and doorbells). African grey parrots can be affectionate, entertaining, and rewarding companion animals; however, owners must be knowledgeable and conscientious […]
January 30, 2018

CANCER IN HORSES

CANCER IN HORSES Occasionally, horses suddenly lose weight and/or develop growths. The following can help determine the reason(s) and help minimize associated problems: Contact your veterinarian, who will perform a thorough physical examination and may determine that additional diagnostic tests are warranted. Offer adequate pasture and/or free-choice hay and grain. […]
January 30, 2018

CARE OF YOUR PREGNANT MARE

Breeding your mare and waiting for her foal can be an exciting time for many horse owners! Understanding the changes with your pregnant mare will help you to care for her and her growing foal in utero and optimize her ability to deliver a healthy foal next spring. A mare’s […]
January 30, 2018

CARING FOR A THIN HORSE

Horses can suddenly lose weight due to an underlying health problem. The following can help to determine the cause of the weight loss and to minimize potential problems: If your horse suddenly loses weight and/or your horse’s body condition worsens, contact your veterinarian. Offer adequate pasture and/or free-choice hay and […]
January 30, 2018

ANAPLASMA PHAGOCYTOPHILUM INFECTION IN HORSES

Horses can suddenly lose their appetite, develop a fever, become lethargic (tired), and accumulate fluid on their lower legs (limb edema). The following can help determine the reason for these signs and minimize these problems: If your horse suddenly has a loss of appetite, develops a fever, becomes reluctant to […]
January 30, 2018

ADMINISTERING SUBCUTANEOUS FLUIDS TO YOUR CAT

The procedure of injecting a sterile fluid solution directly under the skin is referred to as subcutaneous fluid administration. The advantages of the subcutaneous fluid route include a lower cost (compared with the intravenous route) and ease of administration. Your veterinary health team will work with you to make sure you […]
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