In recent years, the presence of exotic pets in homes has grown exponentially.1 That is why we have highlighted 3 videos providing the latest news and tips and tricks for treating this unique population of animals.
From an uplifting lesson that derived from a hamster's veterinary visit to how rodenticides are negatively affecting Australian wildlife—there's something for everyone. Happy watching!
- Histories and physical exams for reptiles: don’t get complacent: Mark A. Mitchell, DVM, MS, PhD, DECZM (Herpetology), emphasizes completing physical exams and histories to obtain the correct diagnosis.
- Ramifications of the Australian mouse plague: Phil Tucak, BSc, BVMS, explains how second-generation rodenticides are harming native Australian birds, plus he shared how the community is striving to solve this epidemic.
- Life lessons from a hamster: This veterinarian's heartwarming story details how a child and his hamster suffering from cancer taught him what is most valuable in life.
- AVMA releases latest stats on pet ownership and veterinary care. News release. American Veterinary Medical Association. November 18, 2018. https://www.avma.org/news/press-releases/avma-releases-latest-stats-pet-ownership-and-veterinary-care