Aural Abscesses in Aquatic Turtles

Aquatic turtles such as Red Eared Sliders are some of the most commonly kept pet reptiles. They are beautiful, interactive, and very popular as pets. Because they are often an impulse purchase when they are tiny and adorable, most people do not educate themselves as to how to care for them properly. Whenever a new pet is purchased or adopted, the … [Read more...]

Bigote the Rabbit

Bigote is a 1 year old male neutered rabbit that presented for lethargy, drooling and inappetance. He was in slightly thin body condition and had a swelling on his right mandible (jaw).The skin on the right side of his face was also irritated due to the moisture from constant drooling. He was on a diet of mostly pellets, carrots and … [Read more...]

Cinnamon, a 1-year-old female hamster

Cinnamon came in for an appointment when her owner noticed that she was looking bloated and had a decrease in bowel movements. Her owner also noticed some bloody discharge on her hind end a few days prior, which subsequently stopped. Cinnamon was still eating some of her hamster food but her appetite had been decreasing. On physical exam, the … [Read more...]

Bea, a very lucky ferret!

Bea, a four year old female spayed ferret, presented on emergency when she collapsed after a traumatic fall. She had been playing with her owner and accidently fell to the floor. On physical exam, Bea was unresponsive, hyperventilating and not able to move. Her body temperature was sub-normal at 96.1°F, she had a very pale bluish pallor, shallow … [Read more...]

Rocky – Jardine parrot

Rocky is a 2-year old Jardine’s parrot who presented to our clinic’s emergency service because of lethargy and anorexia of 4-days duration. On initial examination Rocky was found to be in serious condition. He was thin, extremely weak, had pale mucous membranes and had an inflamed tongue with multiple pustules. Rocky was the only pet in the … [Read more...]