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Exotic animals have traditionally had a poor reputation for anaesthetic survival, and this mind set has persisted into modern veterinary medicine. Whilst some statistics suggest that surgery and anesthesia is risky in exotics, this article will review surgeries that are performed everyday at The Unusual Pet Vets. At The Unusual Pet Vets, we see many exoti...
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Recently at The Unusual Pet Vets we have seen several young ferrets that have had difficulty walking. Whilst there are many causes of lameness in ferrets, today we will be focusing on one particularly common condition seen in juvenile ferrets. This condition is colloquially known as ‘rickets’, but is more accurately Osteodystrophia fibrosa, or nutritional ...
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Respiratory Disease Sneezing in pet rats can be a sign of respiratory disease which is one of the most common ailments seen in rats at The Unusual Pet Vets. Respiratory disease can be caused by a number of different pathogens with the most prevalent cause being a mixed bacterial infection.Signs of respiratory disease in rats include:Snee...
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COMMON TOXINS IN BIRDSHeavy metals – Lead and Zinc   People are often unaware of just how many household objects still contain lead, until their curious parrot starts chewing items around the house and becomes unwell. Lead toxicity in birds usually requires the bird to ingest the lead, as lead can be readily absorbed in acidic environments like ...
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So you have an amphibian… What is an amphibian? Amphibians are classed into three orders: The Anura, which includes frogs and toads The Caudata, which includes salamanders and newts And the Gymnophiona, which includes caecilians (limbless, worm-like creatures)