Dr. Rolfe used an endoscope and recorded a dental examination she performed on a rabbit that wasn’t eating. She found several different abnormalities, including a very painful one. The use of magnification, illumination, and documentation has revolutionized dental care in humans and animals, and in this way we can show what kind of problems can occur so that animal guardians can understand what may be going on inside a hidden area and why it is so important.
Dental Problems with Rabbits
Dental problems in our rabbits and other small herbivore rodents is in many cases preventable. We have put together handouts on proper rabbit and guinea pig feeding practices that can help keep rabbit teeth healthy. During wellness visits we can assess the health of the teeth and see if there are any early changes visible that can be managed to keep problems from advancing.
Please download our rabbit care handout here:
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Our emphasis is in educating the pet owner, in order to prevent or avoid illness of the exotic pet. Estimates show 90% of problems in these exotic pets are due to improper care, feeding and environment, and this is due to the fact that it is often hard to find accurate information. This is our niche.
Our classes are designed to supplement the consultation we provide during out examination visits but anyone is welcome to join us.
We will cover important things to know to keep your bird happy, healthy and thriving in your care. Since most of the problems patients develop can stem from the care they receive in our homes, this information can help cut down your medical costs, decrease your pet’s stress and help your loved one stay well for as long as possible.