Pet Care Blog

Suitable bedding for Guinea Pigs

Hi everyone, today we are talking about guinea pig bedding! There are a multitude of different bedding types available for guinea pigs, however our vets also see a number of problems associated with some of these products.  Ideal bedding should provide comfort and...

Appropriate bedding material for Birds

We thought we would start the month by talking about birds! Anyone who owns a parrot would be pretty aware they often like to CHEW! This means we have to be very careful about what we include in their environment to prevent some health issues! The two most common...

Reptile Prophylactic Desexing

To follow on from our monthly theme of prophylactic desexing of exotic pets today we’re talking about reptiles! Many people don’t realise that reptiles can get reproductive problems, particularly the females.  Snakes, lizards and turtles can all lay eggs (though not...

Desexing Guinea Pigs

This week, we will be discussing the importance of desexing guinea pigs!  Many people are often unaware that it is possible to desex guinea pigs, and that there are a number of health benefits to doing this at a younger age.   Did you know that female guinea pigs can...

Prophylactic desexing of Rats

** CAUTION – some graphic images ahead**   Hi everyone! This month we are going to talk to you all about the importance of de-sexing various exotic pets! Many people think that de-sexing procedures are only for dogs and cats but that isn’t true. We advise...

Safe Transport of Fish and Amphibians to the Vet

To finish off our education topic of ‘Safe Transport’ today we are talking about aquatic creatures! We are lucky at BBEVS that we get to see a wide variety of animals, which includes amphibians such as frogs and axolotls, and even fish. Fish and amphibians are not the...

How to Safely Transport Reptiles to the Vet

Hello everyone! Earlier this month we posted about safe transport of birds and small mammals to the vet, now we’re moving on to our scaled creatures! Reptiles come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes and can sometimes be a bit challenging to transport. The most...

How to Transport Your Small Mammal to the Vet

Hello everyone! Last week we spoke to you about transporting our avian friends to the vet, now we are following on with small mammals! We are lucky that we get to see a lot of these cuties in the clinic! There are a number of different ways to transport your guinea...

Signs of Illness in Rodents

Just like many of our other small friends, rats, mice and guinea pigs are all extremely good at hiding when they are unwell. Many exotic species that we keep as pets are very good at this, and our rodent friends are no exception. Rodents are very good at just going...

Tour of the Hospital – Where Sick Creatures Stay

Tour of the Clinic! We thought all of our wonderful clients might want to see a behind the scenes tour of our lovely clinic. You guys get to see our reception and consultation rooms but a lot of our work is done ‘out the back’ where we have specialised equipment and...

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