are a large number of commercial foods on the market and whilst these shorten your guinea pig’s life.
The Rabbit Welfare Association & fund is a fantastic charity that works tirelessly in order to raise the living conditions of Rabbits in the UK. Below is their mission statement and objectives……. You can visit www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk to donate and find out more. The Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund aims to improve the quality of life of pet […]
Chinchillas are becoming increasingly popular as pets. So here are some interesting facts to introduce our fluffy little friends. The term ‘Chinchilla’, means ‘Little Chinta’, and the name has been derived from a South American Indian tribe. Chinchillas are native to the Andes Mountains in South America and they are a similar size to a […]
This article looks at each body system one by one and discusses common diseases that can occur in rats systematically. The typical ‘sick rat’ appearance, of a hunched back, unkempt hair and loss of appetite and thirst is described, as a non specific sign of disease. Rats can also produce ‘red tears’, which is an […]
Dental problems are the most common cause of disease in pet rabbits in the UK. Most problems are caused due to an improper diet causing tooth overgrowth. Many problems can be resolved by dental treatment under general anaesthetic, however repeat procedures may be necessary to keep the teeth correctly aligned and the rabbit’s mouth comfortable and […]
Articles on Small Animals Vital Pet Health’s article library provides you with a range of information on small animal health issues. This range of animals can make great pets providing you can meet their differing needs. Our independent health experts have experience with Rabbits, Rats, mice, Guinea Pigs, Gerbils, Ferrets, Chinchillas and a whole range […]
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