Tag Archives: Exotics

How to prevent and treat musculoskeletal disease in your pet


Musculoskeletal disease (disease that affects your pet’s bones, muscles and joints) can affect pets of all ages. They can have aches and pains just like we do. But, because of their survival instincts, they try to hide it. In the

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Happy World Rat Day!


Today is World Rat Day, and we want to take this moment to introduce to you one of the best kept secrets in the world of exotic companion mammals – rats! Rats have gotten a bad reputation in the past

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Environmental enrichment for exotic companion mammals


Environmental enrichment is just as necessary for exotic companion mammals as it is for dogs and cats. A loving pet parent who offers routine veterinary care and proper nutrition can also easily enhance their small pet’s quality of life just

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How to keep your pet rabbit healthy in an outdoor environment


We talk a lot about indoor rabbit care, but what about those rabbits that are kept outdoors?  Good husbandry and proper housing is just as important for outdoor rabbits as those kept inside your home. One common practice that many

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Tips for raising a healthy ferret


Ferrets make wonderful pets. Most ferrets come from a place called Marshall Farms where they are spayed and neutered at a very young age to make better pets.  Ferrets naturally have a very distinct odor about them, so they are

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When to take your rabbit to the veterinarian


You have a pet rabbit. You are feeding it the recommended diet, and you take care to clean the cage daily.  What other things should you look out for? Trim your rabbit’s nails It’s important to keep your bunny’s nails

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Pet Dental Care – Case Study


We often remind our clients of the necessity of regular dental care for their pets. Dental and oral disease is by far the number one problem experienced by our pets. More than 70% of dogs and cats have some form of periodontal disease

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RSVP now for our Physical Rehabilitation Open House


Did you know that Belle Mead Animal Hospital now offers Physical Rehabilitation to all of our clients? Dogs, cats and exotic companion mammals alike can now benefit from our new program – and to help you learn more, we are

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Safeguard your pet with a microchip and current registration


As veterinarians charged with the health and well-being of your pets, we cannot encourage pet parents enough to microchip their pet. It is a simple and inexpensive procedure that can reunite you with your pet if it is ever accidentally

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July Open House – Learn about our Pet Physical Rehabilitation Program


Did you know that Belle Mead Animal Hospital now offers Physical Rehabilitation to all of our clients? Dogs, cats and exotic companion mammals alike can now benefit from our new program – and to help you learn more, we are

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