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.
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.
2 November 2015
Wet dewlap, also known as moist dermatitis, is an uncomfortable skin condition that can affect rabbits. Here are four things you need to know about it. What causes it? The dewlap is the sagging skin beneath your rabbit's chin. If this skin is frequently wet and isn't given the chance to dry completely, it can get irritated and inflamed. Later, the skin can even become infected. This frequent moisture can be caused by a few different things.
18 April 2015
Having a cat is a wonderful experience, but they do need to be properly cared for in order to keep them healthy and happy for as long as possible. One of the most important things that you can do to keep your cat healthy is to take him or her to the vet when you notice changes in his or her behavior and appearance. Take your cat to the vet immediately if you notice him or her urinating inappropriately, grooming improperly, and meowing more often and more vocally than usual.
14 April 2015
Are you considering getting a pet snake? Are you wondering what kind of care your new friend will be needing? Whether you're still in the decision phase, or you just brought your new reptile home, here are some reasons you should take your snake to a veterinarian clinic like Calgary Trail Pet Hospital: Initial checkup: If you just acquired the snake, your vet will want to give your new pet a thorough exam in order to assess its health and make sure that it doesn't have any underlying issues.
17 March 2015
Many bird owners will come across a case of bumblefoot sometime in their bird-keeping lifetime. Bumblefoot is a bacterial infection in a bird's foot, mostly on the bottom on the toes or at the base. While it is very common with birds that live on the ground, like chickens and ducks, caged birds are also susceptible. Usually, it's not immediately harmful, but if not treated, it can disable a bird and possibly lead to an early death.