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Whilst most cats and dogs are sterilised, the procedure is often overlooked in small pet mammals, such as rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets and rats. This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of desexing in ferrets, and why surgical desexing may not be the best option for every ferret.
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Sterilisation (or desexing) is the term commonly used for when pets have surgery to remove part of their reproductive tract, making them unable to breed. Learn more about the advantages of desexing rats, and why surgical desexing may not be the best option for every rat.
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Upper and lower respiratory diseases are very common in rats. Respiratory disease can present with a number of signs including sneezing, wheezing, nasal discharge, and unusual noises while breathing, including rattling or honking.
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Introducing a new rabbit into a household with an existing bunny can be like bringing an intruder in from another rabbit warren. The process of introducing two rabbits is known as bonding, which can be stressful for both the people and rabbits involved. Here's a few helpful tips to make this introduction as smooth as possible.
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Many chickens develop reproductive disease over time. We look at the common types of reproductive disease in chickens, the signs to look out for, and some of the available treatment options.