When a pet is sick clients will often do some research and find that diet and environment is incorrect. Many times they make those changes just prior to their visit and report to you only the recent diet and environment. It is up to you and your staff to find out what the real situation is that the patient has been in prior to the visit.
Busch Gardens' Bill Street discusses the park's recent exotics amnesty day, held in conjunction with the Florida Wildlife Commission. The Tampa Bay, Fla., event took in more than 150 animals for which owners could no longer care or lacked proper permits.
When presented with a seizuring dog or cat, the steps to take are familiar to most veterinarians. However, with a non-traditional species, even knowing where and how to administer treatments presents a challenge, as well as what might be common etiologies.