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Inhalant Toxicities in Pet Birds

Pet birds can be a great addition to the family due to their intelligence, inquisitive nature, and entertaining, loving personalities. When bringing a bird into your home, it is important to know what could be potentially toxic to your new pet. The avian respiratory tract is very delicate, which makes them more susceptible to inhalant [...]

By |2021-05-13T17:41:28+00:00May 13th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Benefits of mild sedation in Pet Bird Exams

In veterinary practices, we often use mild sedation/anxiety medications (oral or injectable) in painful or stressed dogs and cats to assist with full exams, x-rays, ultrasounds, or mildly painful procedures. In birds, we generally need to manually restrain them for full exams, blood work, nail, beak, and wing trims. Manual restraint is stressful for all [...]

By |2021-04-09T06:19:46+00:00April 9th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Common medical problems seen in adult and senior ferrets

As ferrets age, we see symptoms of more chronic illnesses such as periodic lethargy or weakness, hair loss, difficulty urinating, swollen or enlarged vulva, decreased appetite and weight loss. Since most of our ferrets are bred from one location, we see some genetic illnesses with consistency. About 80% of our adult ferrets have a long-standing [...]

By |2020-11-13T21:39:49+00:00November 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Common medical problems and diseases seen in young ferrets

When ferrets are young, we see more behavioral issues (such as biting) and gastrointestinal problems such as vomiting and diarrhea. Since ferrets are very inquisitive, they tend to get into things and chew/eat things they shouldn’t. This means foreign body gastrointestinal obstruction is relatively common. This could, unfortunately, require surgery. Gastritis, bloat, gastric ulcers and [...]

By |2020-10-13T12:17:13+00:00October 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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