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According to renowned exotic animal veterinarian Dr. Susan Brown, "The more thoroughly educated a person is about the pet he or she owns the higher the quality of life for that pet. In addition, the bond between human and pet is richly enhanced through further understanding." In our Small Mammal Health Series, Dr. Brown shares her expertise on general husbandry, proper diets, and specific common (and not so common) medical disorders in rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, and other small mammals.

 Small Mammal Health Series

Out of Reach
The best way to save your pet from an accidental poisoning is to know which items are poisonous and to keep those out of your pet's reach.

Vitamin C Supplements for Guinea Pigs
Guinea pigs who do not receive enough vitamin C in their diet can suffer from vitamin C deficiency (commonly known as scurvy in humans). What foods and supplements are best sources of vitamin C for your guinea pig?

Insulinoma in Ferrets
In insulinoma, the endocrine situation is reversed from diabetes. One or more small tumors on the pancreas produce too much insulin. This high level of insulin leads to a significant drop in glucose levels and causes several symptoms.

Reducing the Risk of Ferret Bites
Sometimes it seems like life just isn't fair to the ferret. All sorts of Animal Regulation Departments regard the ferret as an Enemy of the State. If you are a ferret owner it is important to know the law in your area and consider the liabilities.

Lumps and Bumps on Ferret Skin
It is quite common to find unusual lumps and bumps on any area of the ferret's body, particularly as they age. Cyst? Abscess? Tumor? Lymph node? It's a mystery that needs to be promptly solved.

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VetzInsight: A Different Place to Learn
The same folks who provide Veterinary Partner also offer a blog called VetzInsight. Rather than explain what occurs in a disease process and how to treat it - which was Veterinary Partner offers - our goal is not only to inform on larger issues but to tap into the numerous emotions at play within the human-animal bond. We're here to learn and have fun. If you're interested in learning more about a broader look at veterinary medicine, the veterinarians, the clients, and the patients, VetzInsight is a great learning experience.

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