Paws, Claws, & Scales

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

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Steve Irwin Crocodile Hunter Interview

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Overgrown teeth in a domestic rabbit that came in to be neutered.

Rabbits, like rodents, have teeth that grown continuously throughout their lives. Normally the teeth align in such a way that they wear themselves down, but if there’s malocclusion they don’t wear properly and you get overgrowth like you see here. It can get severe enough that the the teeth grow back into the animal’s mouth or face (ouch!) and/or the animal starves to death.

Fortunately this owner picked up on a change in his eating habits early — he was no longer eating his hard vegetables, just soft fruit and pellets he could swallow without really chewing — and asked us to check his teeth. We referred them to a full-service vet specializing in exotics, and let the owner know that this will most likely be a recurring problem throughout this bunny’s life

this is an important topic for techs interested in the exotic field

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We had to put this dog down last week because of its tumor and because of its age. We did a brief necropsy and found that it was a tumor in the spleen that had taken up the entire abdominal cavity and was still spreading.
Really crazy, the doctor said he had never seen anything like it.

We had to put this dog down last week because of its tumor and because of its age. We did a brief necropsy and found that it was a tumor in the spleen that had taken up the entire abdominal cavity and was still spreading.
Really crazy, the doctor said he had never seen anything like it.

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