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Wellness Wednesday- Finding a Vet for Your Small and Exotic Pets

Dog and cat owners don’t realize how easy they have it. They often have several vets to choose from when deciding on someone to care for their pet’s medical needs. Those of us who have ferrets, rabbits, birds, reptiles and other small pets often have a hard time finding a vet to see our pets. . . . → Read More: Wellness Wednesday- Finding a Vet for Your Small and Exotic Pets

Wellness Wednesday- Insulinoma in Ferrets

Destiny, one of my ferrets, was diagnosed with insulinoma 2 weeks ago. She’s not my first ferret to have insulinoma and I’m sure she won’t be the last, unfortunately it’s a very common disorder in ferrets.

What is Insulinoma?

Insulinoma is a cancer that develops in the cells in the pancreas that make insulin. The . . . → Read More: Wellness Wednesday- Insulinoma in Ferrets

National Keep Pets Safe in Winter Day

We’ve been lucky so far this winter here in Northeast Pennsylvania with only one snowfall so far, but January is coming and it will probably bring the winter weather with it. Many dogs and cats enjoy frolicking in the snow, but it’s important to remember the snow and ice can bring some dangers with it. . . . → Read More: National Keep Pets Safe in Winter Day

The Great American Smokeout- Do it for your pets

November 17th is the Great American Smokeout, a day to encourage smokers to quit. As a cancer registrar, everyday I see the effects smoking has on people. Along with cancer, smoking contributes to heart and lung disease. Second hand smoke effects other people also contributing to lung cancer, heart disease and respiratory diseases.

And smoking . . . → Read More: The Great American Smokeout- Do it for your pets

Making Vet Visits Less Stressful for Your Cat

Imagine- you’re checking another item off you’re to do list for the the day- your afternoon nap- when your human grabs you, sticks you into this box and puts you in the car. After a bumpy ride, you’re taken out and into a building where you hear, but can’t see dogs barking, cats meowing and . . . → Read More: Making Vet Visits Less Stressful for Your Cat