Warmer weather means it’s time to wage war on those malicious mites that can make life a misery for our small pets...
Posted: 29 April 2020
When it comes to protecting our gorgeous small pets from mites, fleas, flies, ticks and mosquitoes – and any other irritating and unwelcome pests – a four-pronged attack is the best approach:
Good housekeeping and hygiene
Regular health checks
Feeding the right nutrition
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It’s really important to give your small pets a weekly health check. As with all healthcare issues, prevention is better than cure – and spotting problems early can make all the difference to your pets enjoying a speedy recovery or becoming very ill.
Burgess in-house vet Dr Suzanne Moyes advises: “As prey animals, guinea pigs and rabbits can be very good at hiding any health issues so that they don’t appear vulnerable. This is why it’s essential that you become familiar with what’s ‘normal’ for them.”
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Please note, that due to coronavirus restrictions, veterinary practices are abiding by set protocols, in line with national guidelines from the British Veterinary Association and the Government. Urgent cases and emergencies will still be treated – but check with your local practice about the procedures they have in place to keep people, as well as animals, safe.
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