Small Animal Facts, Questions and Medical Tips: Pet Owner Blog
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Small Animal Facts, Questions and Medical Tips: Pet Owner Blog

Hi, my name is Darma. I love rodents. I have a ferret, two guinea pigs, several rescued feeder rats and a hedgehog. I am an extremely conscientious pet owner, and I know how hard it can be to find medical tips on small animals. In some cases, it can even be challenging to find vet care for them. In this blog, I am going to write about everything I have learned in my decades of being a small pet owner. I am going to write about cleaning, nursing, feeding and taking care of small pets. I am also going to write about finding the right medical treatment for them and knowing when to seek help. Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy my blog.

Small Animal Facts, Questions and Medical Tips: Pet Owner Blog

  • 3 Tips For Making Your Dog's Stay At A Kennel Easier

    22 June 2016

    One of the most useful resources at your disposal as a dog owner is a kennel, but leaving your dog at a kennel can often be a frightening and very stressful experience for your dog. Listed below are just a few tips that you can follow to make your dog much more comfortable and relaxed at the kennel. Provide Dog Food One of the most important things that you can do to make your dog comfortable at a kennel is to bring some of his or her normal food with you.

  • Why Is Your Cat's Nose Running?

    6 April 2016

    If your cat sneezes and has a little nasal discharge just now and then, this is pretty normal and not a cause for concern. When your cat's nose starts running constantly, however, this is typically a sign that something is wrong. Here's a look at some common causes of runny noses in cats. Dental Disease If your cat's teeth are ailing, this may cause the nose to run. The discharge might be due to an infection in the teeth, or it may be saliva that is working its way through the nasal cavity because the cat is salivating excessively due to the pain of the infected or decayed teeth.

  • 4 Things Chinchilla Owners Need To Know About Constipation

    3 February 2016

    Your pet chinchilla can become painfully constipated for a number of reasons. Here are four things chinchilla owners need to know about constipation. Why do chinchillas become constipated? Usually, chinchillas develop constipation due to not consuming enough dietary fiber. Chinchillas need to eat a lot of fiber to remain healthy, so they need constant access to fresh hay, which is naturally high in fiber. Your pet won't overeat hay, so don't worry about giving them too much; just make sure their hay feeder is always full.

  • What You Need to Know about Tumors in Rats

    21 January 2016

    Rats are intelligent, affectionate animals that many people come to love as pets. However, rats are susceptible to the formation of tumors. Knowing what to expect if this happens to your rat will help you take the best care of your rat possible. Types Of Tumors Found In Rats The most common form of tumor found in rats are mammary tumors. Mammary tumors typically grow rapidly and are found around your rat's abdomen or near its armpits.

  • 4 Things Parrot Owners Need To Know About Atherosclerosis

    14 December 2015

    Atherosclerosis is a serious disease of the arteries. Plaque accumulates on the walls of the arteries, which then hardens and doesn't allow as much blood to pass through. You may already know that people can suffer from atherosclerosis, but you may not know that parrots can, too. Here are four things parrot owners need to know about atherosclerosis. Why do parrots get atherosclerosis? Parrots tend to get atherosclerosis as they get older, just like people do.