The more positive experiences your exotic pets have with veterinary medicine, the more Fear Free we can make your pet’s visit! There are even more behaviors you can work on at home to help your pets be prepared for a veterinary exam. We will build on some of the training strategies we discussed in our previous blog post, Getting your Exotic Pet Acclimated to a Scale. [Read more…]
Essential oils have become commonplace in many of our lives and homes over the past several years as a natural cure-all for disease or emotional malaise. So what does this mean for our pets? Let’s take a look at essential oils and how they can be used to benefit our pets, and what to watch out for. [Read more…]
There was an amazing story this week about a cat that was reunited with its owner after going missing four years ago in La Pine. This heartwarming story would have not happened if the cat had not been implanted with a microchip, and the cat’s owner had not been diligent about keeping her contact information up to date with the microchip manufacturer. Not only do stories like this warm our heart, but they help spread awareness about the importance of microchipping our furry friends. [Read more…]
The holidays are right around the corner. Travel typically increases this time of year. Many families are including their furry companions in the holiday festivities and often bring them along while they are traveling.
Here are some tips to help keep your pet safe while traveling and away from home. [Read more…]
One of the first and most important things we do at your exotic pet’s veterinary exam is take an accurate weight. This is a great way to monitor an animal’s health, and it’s something you can do at home too! If you notice any significant changes in your pet’s weight, it can indicate the need for a visit to your local exotics vet for a checkup. Taking steps like this at home allows us to provide a more thorough and Fear Free visit for your companion. [Read more…]