It’s been a busy few weeks for vet Debs Ridley, with several exotic Scarsdale staff pets needing some veterinary attention.
Blu the Rabbit
Blu visited us with a spur (a sharp spike) on his molars. He had been drooling and upon examination of his teeth, Debs found that the spur had been rubbing on his tongue causing a painful ulcer.
He was put under anaesthetic and his teeth were rasped to remove the sharp spur. Blu has since recovered well and returned to his normal self.
Dental disease is common in rabbits and we strongly recommend regular examinations with a veterinary surgeon to prevent dental disease and increase the chances of early detection.
Some common signs of dental disease to look out for include:
- Weight loss
- Change in appetite/diet
- Reduced activity
Rita & Rose the Rats
Debs’ next exotic case was Rita & Rose, neurology nurse Keyly’s pet rats, who came in to be spayed.
Having worked as a vet for 16 years, this was a first for Debs!
Hobnob the Ferret
Finally, Hobnob visited us because he was having problems eating. Examination concluded that he had a fractured canine tooth and a few other sore teeth as well. He was anaesthetised and Debs removed the offending teeth, making it more comfortable for Hobnob to eat.
Great work Debs!