Category Archives: veterinarian

Why Unusual Pets Need Exotic Animal Vets

“Calm down,” I told the distraught client pacing back and forth in the exam room, gesturing frantically at a large cat sitting quietly in his carrier. Finally, he managed to convey to me, in broken English, that the cat wasn’t the … Continue reading

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New York Metro Reptile Expo on Sunday, September 7th

Join Us at the NY Metro Reptile Expo in White Plaines, NY Sunday, September 7th  10:00am- 4:00pm Westchester County Center 198 Central Ave White Plains, NY Just off of I-287 Exit 5 Corner of Central Park Avenue (Rt. 100) and … Continue reading

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How to Keep Your Exotic Pet Safe When a Hurricane Hits

Thinkstock Hurricanes are phenomena no one can be completely prepared for, as demonstrated by the devastation to people and property caused by some of the powerful storms that have hit the United States in the past few years. There are … Continue reading

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My Experience As A NY Bird Doctor

Does Your Bird Need to See a Bird Doctor? When I’m out in the streets of NY, I frequently get asked, why does your bird need to see a bird doctor? The answer is simple: your bird needs to see … Continue reading

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Why guinea pigs are the best pets!

Thinking of getting a pet but don’t want the responsibility of a cat or a dog? How about a guinea pig? March is Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig month, so what better time to get a new pet and also … Continue reading

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Hedgehogs as Pets: What You Need to Know

A recent story on Good Morning America looked at the rise in popularity of hedgehogs as pets; the story included a video of a cat playing with — and sitting on — an African Pygmy hedgehog. While I can verify the hedgehog-as-pet … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Stress-Free Exams for Birds and Exotic Pets

Annual checkups are as important for birds and exotic pets as they are for dogs and cats. Many bird and exotic pet owners know this, but are reluctant to bring their animals to the vet because they think the experience … Continue reading

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People and Exotic Pets: Medical Problems We Share

Age is not a disease. Veterinarians commonly say this in response to pet owners’ comments that animals are sick just because they’re old. While certainly age isn’t a disease, it’s clear that with aging comes disease. This is true for … Continue reading

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