Exotic Pets: How to Take Care of a Rabbit

woman holding pet rabbit .

Rabbit care extends beyond their food and housing needs. Knowing what your rabbit needs and how to provide it is the cornerstone of creating a happy, hoppy life. Use these tips from your friends at Shiloh Veterinary Hospital to give your rabbit the care he deserves:

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How to Spot Signs of a Flea Infestation on Your Pet 

cat scratching itself behind ear.

Flea infestations can be a real headache for your pet and for you. 

Not only do fleas cause discomfort and itchiness for your furry friend, but they can also lead to other health issues—hair loss, hot spots, anemia, skin infections, and more. And fleas can cause allergic reactions in some pets, further exacerbating the itching and scratching.

For you, flea infestations can be a pain to deal with. Fleas can quickly spread throughout your home if left unchecked, and flea bites are itchy and uncomfortable for humans too. 

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Some Bunny Loves You: The Best of Pet Rabbit Care

pet bunny eating banana.

From leopard geckos to Bengal cats, cockatoos to labradors, every pet arrives with their own unique personalities, health needs, and basic requirements. While cats and dogs are among the most popular pets, exotics and pocket pets represent a fair share—especially with owners that have limited space and/or time. If you’ve ever wondered if now is the right time to adopt a pet rabbit, we’ve got you covered with some helpful hints on care. 

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Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) in Dogs

Dachshund dog with pink eye.

Is your dog suddenly blinking a whole lot more than usual or experiencing discharge from her eyes? She may have conjunctivitis—more commonly known as pink eye. Conjunctivitis in dogs can affect one or both eyes. If your dog is struggling with symptoms of pink eye or an eye infection, the team at Shiloh Veterinary Hospital is just a phone call away. 

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Is Heartworm Disease In Dogs Really That Dangerous? Sadly, Yes.

Chocolate labarador retriever sitting in grass.

It is absolutely reasonable to question every vaccination, medication, and preventive method recommended for your companion animal. Indeed, that’s the very essence of responsible pet ownership. Heartworm disease in dogs has the potential to cause severe lung disease, heart failure, organ damage, and can even be fatal. Together, we can ensure your dog has every possible protection against heartworm-carrying mosquitos and other parasites.

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Is It Time to Grow Fruits and Vegetables for Your Dog? 

Dog sitting at table of vegetables and raw food

We have a lot in common with our dogs, but chief among them is our mutual appreciation for food. We both love to munch, and enjoying treats together is one of life’s greatest joys. What could be better than growing tasty food in your own garden with the sole purpose of sharing your healthy haul with your best pal? If you’ve been wondering how you can make this work at home, we’ve got some tips on growing fruits and vegetables for your dog. 

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The Healthiest Cat Food Is Within Reach

Bengal cat reaches for raw wet food with its paw.

December is a very busy month. In addition to all of the other national holidays, it also rings in National Cat Lovers Month. While true cat lovers don’t need a month to acknowledge and celebrate the value of felines in our lives (we do that all the time!), it is an opportunity to promote the healthiest possible feline lifestyle. To that end, do you know what your cat is eating? Finding just the right cat food may not be the easiest experience, but the best product for your unique cat may be closer than you think.

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Ear Mites: Small Pest But Big Problem for Pets

Pug dog with ear mites.

The occasional itchy ear is one thing, but when your pet is digging and scratching incessantly it is a different story. Excessive scratching in dogs and cats can be caused by a few things. Shiloh Veterinary Hospital has the information you need to find out if your pet might have an ear infection or you need to be looking for signs of ear mites instead.

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Our Guide to Pet Tortoise Care

Human holding a tortoise with a chunky hard shell.

There are many reasons why an individual decides to live with a pet tortoise. Aside from being quiet and peaceful animals, they are truly fascinating to observe and engage with. In other words, they add value to an owner’s environment and bring loads of joy and satisfaction to boot. However, as with all pets, caring for a pet tortoise requires careful planning and preparation. 

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Loving and Caring for Pet Goats

Kids playing with three pet goats in a backyard.

Goat ownership is rising in popularity. This could be explained by their enormous, cost-effective contributions to landscaping control, or perhaps their delightful, charming personalities that keep  people curious. Keeping goats is a fire-wise choice for many Californians, but there’s so much more to owning pet goats than providing land for them to clear. 

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