An Exotic Few Weeks For Vet Debs

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 […]

Share this post

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.

Blu-the-rabbit

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
  • Drooling
  • 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!

rita-rose-rat

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.

Hobnob-the-ferret

 

Great work Debs!

Out of hours emergency

Save money with our VIP Club!

Join our VIP Pet Club and get great discounts on your pet’s routine preventative healthcare in easy monthly payments.

Join today