Tag Archives: Exotic Companion Mammals

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus 2 (RHDV2)

Attention pet Rabbit owners! A highly contagious disease caused by a strain of the RHD virus has been infecting and killing both domestic and wild rabbits. It was first detected in the United States in 2018, and has been spreading

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When Rabbits Need Force Fed – Case Study

Rabbits who stop eating must be force fed by owners and veterinary staff in order to get their gut moving again to feel better and survive. This owner was having difficulty at first, but with some tips from BMAH and

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Setting Client Expectations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Once again, we sincerely appreciate everyone’s cooperation and patience as we adjust our protocols and procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following are some things to keep in mind: 1. If you are emailing CustomerService@bmvet.com for a prescription refill, it will be

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Marijuana and Pets – What you need to know

With the growing use of Marijuana and related products across the country, it’s important for pet owners to be aware of the danger to pets. Inhalation of the smoke or ingestion of any portion of the marijuana plant (pot brownies, for example) is highly

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Protecting Pets Under Anesthesia Always

At Belle Mead Animal Hospital we understand that considering procedures that involve anesthesia can be intimidating. Anesthesia does involve some risk in animals, just as it does in humans. There is no way to completely remove all risk when doing

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Happy World Rat Day!

Did you know that pet rats make such wonderful companions that they even have their own holiday? World Rat Day occurs every year in April, and we want to take this moment today to introduce to you one of the

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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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Rabbit teeth malocclusion – detection and treatment

What is a malocclusion you might ask? In simple terms, it refers to misaligned teeth. For rabbits, this is a serious condition. Here’s why. Rabbits are born with only one set of teeth – front teeth and back molars, but

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Laser treatment helps bite wounds heal – Case Study

Infrared light has extraordinary healing properties, and the clinical effectiveness of laser therapy has been well documented through numerous studies. Its effect is photochemical rather than thermal, as in surgical lasers. Class IV lasers, such as the K-laser which is

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