Veterinary Blog


Fowlpox in Chickens: Symptoms and Treatment

Chickens are more than just farm animals; they are a source of nutrition, joy, and even companionship for many. However, like all living beings, chickens can fall prey to various diseases, one of which is fowlpox. This disease can affect the health and productivity of your chickens, leading to concern for both commercial poultry farmers…

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Why Is My Bird Shaking?

When you notice your bird shaking, it’s natural to feel a bit concerned. Birds, just like humans, have their unique ways of communicating discomfort, illness, or even contentment. In this blog, we’ll explore some common reasons why birds shake and what these behaviors might indicate. It’s important to remember that while this article can provide…

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Why Spay or Neuter a Rabbit?

When it comes to caring for our pet rabbits, making informed decisions about their health and well-being is paramount. One of the decisions that rabbit owners face is whether to spay or neuter their pets. This blog will explore the benefits of spaying and neutering rabbits, dispel common myths, and offer guidance on how to…

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Benefits of Owning an Exotic Pet

Owning an exotic pet comes with a unique set of experiences and benefits that differ significantly from traditional pet ownership. For those interested in bringing an exotic animal into their home, understanding these benefits can help in making an informed decision. At the Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital of Louisiana, we’re here to support your…

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Common Diseases in Reptiles

Reptiles can be fascinating and rewarding pets, offering a unique glimpse into the world of exotic pet ownership. However, just like any other pet, they are susceptible to certain health issues. Understanding these common diseases is essential for ensuring your scaly companion remains healthy and happy. In this blog, we’ll explore some of the most…

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Why is My Bearded Dragon Not Eating?

If you’ve noticed your bearded dragon turning down their meals, it’s understandable to feel concerned. Bearded dragons are known for their hearty appetites, so when they start skipping meals, it could be a sign that something’s amiss. This guide is here to help you understand the potential reasons behind this change in behavior and emphasize…

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Why Should I Spay My Rat?

Choosing to spay your rat can be a big decision. In this blog, we’re going to explore why it’s a smart choice for your pet rat’s health and happiness. If you have questions or want to schedule an appointment, the Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital of Louisiana is here to help. Just give us a…

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How to Give Your Exotic Pet Liquid Medication by Syringe

Caring for an exotic pet involves unique responsibilities, including administering liquid medication by syringe when needed. While this task may seem challenging, it’s important for your pet’s health, and can be managed with patience and the proper steps. At Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital of Louisiana, we’re here to guide you through this process. Should…

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How to Train Your Pet Rat

Pet rats are remarkable creatures, known for their intelligence and natural curiosity. These traits make them not only fascinating companions but also ideal candidates for training. At the Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital of Louisiana, we often witness the remarkable abilities of these small pets. Their inquisitiveness drives them to explore and engage with their…

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Health Care for Pet and Backyard Chickens

Health Care for Pet and Backyard Chickens Over the last decade, chickens have become more popular as not only a source for home grown eggs, but also as house pets. All chickens belong to the species – Gallus gallus. There are hundreds of chicken breeds across the world, but only 65 breeds recognized by the…

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