They come with swathes of problems of their own. Dental disease is common; and also bite injuries. I worked in an exotic small animal referral centre in the UK for a year as a young vet, and I learned a great deal from the expert vets working there. Rabbits are a special class of pet when it comes to veterinary care, and they are very delicate and difficult to treat. I love to see them coming to Park Pets where we have all the skills to get them better.
I saw a guinea pig during the week as a second opinion. He had a bite wound that wasn’t healing. After an assessment, I started him on a special antibiotic for his specific condition and he’s almost better now in just a few days. Guinea pigs can be hard to dose and so I gave the owners one of my special tips… Ribena mixed with the medicine goes down a treat!