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Articles tagged: Exotic

Five Things to Know About Rats

Monday, January 13th, 2020

Here’s why—and how—you might want to keep these rodents as pets For some people, just the sight of a rat’s naked tail or beady eyes may be enough to cause them to shriek or get… Read More

Jennifer Graham examining Tiger Lily, a pet rat, with Kayla Richard, V20

Don’t Feed Snacks to the Ducks and Geese!

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Tufts Veterinary Specialists Caution on Danger of Feeding Inappropriate Snacks to Ducks and Geese Ms. Cindy Thomas-Griffith, a long-standing client, has been receiving her veterinary care at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center for more than 25 years. With… Read More

Ferret with a History of Vomiting

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Background: A one-year-old 0.62-kg (1.4-lb) spayed female ferret, Beyoncé, was referred to Foster Hospital for Small Animals for evaluation of a five-day history of vomiting. The ferret had been examined by the referring veterinarian 3… Read More

2 buttons removed from a ferret's abdomen

Better Diagnostic Imaging for Pet Rabbits

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

New study shows that GI ultrasounds may reveal source of life-threatening illness for rabbits Gastrointestinal issues are the most common emergency that brings pet rabbits—the third most popular companion small mammal in the U.S.—to the… Read More

Paradise Burning

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

A veterinarian tells of the long, smoke-filled hours caring for animals after the harrowing fires in California

kitten laying in a pet hammock with paws hanging over the side and looking out

Are essential oils dangerous to pets?

Friday, December 21st, 2018

Essential oils can be very dangerous for pets, particularly in their 100 percent concentrated form. And with essential oils’ growing popularity and the use of diffusors and warmers, which release the oils into a home’s air, pets’ risk of exposure increases. Birds are especially sensitive and should never be exposed to essential oils.