Those Ears! That Nose! All About Rabbit Health

Quality veterinary care is important to rabbit healthThere are few things more adorable than the wiggle of a bunny’s nose or their soft, puffy tail. These days, pet rabbits are much more common and are making their way from the backyard into our homes. House rabbits are often free-roaming and can even be taught to use a litter box, which is why they’ve become one of the most popular exotic pets.

While they certainly make an exceptional pet, rabbits do have special needs. The team at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital is happy to provide a crash course in rabbit health and connect you with the tools and information to successfully raise your rabbit companion.

Bunny Basics

Rabbits are wonderful pets and can offer owners a world of affection and entertainment. However, in terms of husbandry, rabbits do have very specific needs that can lead to sickness or injury when left unmet. Here are a few things you need to know when it comes to rabbit health:   Continue…

When the Cat’s Away: Why Pets and Mice Don’t Mix

Pets and mice don't mixA few decades ago, it wasn’t uncommon to view our feline friend as the resident mouser. Historically, cats (as well as dogs) have played a critical role in reducing rodents and other opportunistic animals that get into our food and living spaces. To a certain extent, this idea of the barn cat is still alive and well in many rural (and urban) environments.

Unfortunately, while cats seem to step up to this job with great enthusiasm, there are certain risks involved when it comes to pets and mice. Rodents, like other animals that have readily adapted to humans, carry parasites and diseases that can be spread among pets and people alike.

Let’s take a closer look at why these formidable foes should not become the sole responsibility of your furry little hunter. Continue…

What’s Better: Pet Boarding Facility or Individual Pet Sitter?

pet boardingWhen you have to be away from home, you want 100% assurance that your pet is in the best possible situation. That could mean remaining at home with a pet sitter, but a high-quality pet boarding facility is also a good option. There’s a lot to consider when choosing between the two, and once the decision is made, significant preparations must begin.

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Can Pets Get Lice Like Us?

pets get liceThere are few episodes in life worse than head lice. Not only do you have to treat the person affected by these awful-looking blood suckers, but the entire home – from blankets to upholstery – has to be handled effectively. For a household with animals, this can begin to feel absolutely overwhelming.

The good news is that head lice (the ones that thrive on human blood) don’t bug animals. However, pets get lice of a different kind, as well as other parasites that are definitely problematic.

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