Don’t let your rabbits suffer from gut stasis
There is no evidence currently of transmission from ferrets, cats or dogs, into humans.
Keep yourself and clinic safe with these tips and resources to help reduce your exposure to COVID-19 and keep yourself and your clinic safe.
After being bitten by a ferret, again, my PSA for this week is to be careful when handling ferrets. Continue reading “Ferret Handling Edit #2”
What is Snuffles? Continue reading “What is Snuffles?”
If you are bonding two new rabbits, or are advising a client to bond two rabbits, the best advice is:
Chickens are flocking to your clinic in increasing numbers. Many folks have a few pet chooks or a backyard setup, which flies under the radar of major hen operations and chicken or avian vets. If you are unfamiliar with chooks, check out the exotics vets examination page here:
Last week I saw a “pregnant” guinea pig, unfortunately there aren’t happy little guinea pigs on the way. Instead there’s large fluid filled cysts.
Furry Ferrets Slip through Flimsy Fingers – Examine them well!
Struggling to treat your rabbits summer ailments? Good news! They’re the same as the winter ones!
Make sure you keep your chooks stress free and relaxed this summer!
This summer we are revisiting a few favourites, so check out our post on handling your chooks correctly this summer!
Make sure you drink lots of water this new years day! Continue reading “Need more fluids!”
After a slow start Summer is here with a bang! Make sure your rabbits are safe from the heat!
In the mental, emotional and perhaps physical journey of administering antibiotics to ferrets, one may fear that like rabbits and guinea pigs there a huge list of antibiotics to avoid in ferrets. (Think gut dysbiosis and death in rabbits)
They’re more common than you think, read on!
You know WHAT to feed your rabbits, here’s what NOT to feed your rabbit or guinea pig!
Unfortunately, rabbits are prone to accidental trauma and injury. A common traumatic event if vertebral fracture and luxation. Rabbits have STRONG muscles in their hindlimbs, and can kick out and break their own vertebrae, resulting in fracture or luxation. Commonly occurring at the lumbosacral junction.
Handle your rabbits wisely!
Check out your chickens!
Make sure you can examine your guinea pigs!
Check out how to examine your rabbit patients here!
Check it out
Keep your chickens pain free!
Today we talk about Rabbit Anaesthesia
Rabbits have seizures uncommonly, your job is to find out why. Seizures can be a clinical sign of many diseases.
You may be faced with a sudden rabbit emergency. For many vets, sick rabbits leads to treating for gut stasis with enrofloxacin and meloxicam. However, read on because you want to be the best exotics vet that you can.
Just a little bit of help for deciding whether your rabbit has gut stasis or a life threatening GI obstruction
There’s always time to reduce pain and improve quality of life, if you have before, check out ways to limit rabbit pain.
Do you often wonder what you can use to treat infections in rabbits?
Arthritis is really common in dogs, cats and rabbits! As with our stoic furry friends cats, rabbits are great at hiding pain. Being prey animals, showing pain is WEAKNESS.
Check out our new parasite flowchart for rabbits
Predation of chickens is unfortunately quite common, whether it is from a stealthy fox sneaking into your chicken coup in the dark of night, or a large bird swooping down to snatch your chicken! It’s important to know what your options are, as a vet, with treating these unfortunate chooks.
May your bunnies be safe, and the other bunnies chocolate!