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Pet ownership isn’t always easy — but we’re here to help. Noticed a behavior change in your animal recently? Not sure if you need to bring them in for a visit, or just wait it out? Send us your questions.

By Terri Johnson, MSS, CVT The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) is an international association with membership of more than 42,000 veterinary care providers across the United States and Canada. AAHA is a non-regulatory, independent association dedicated to helping members...
Regarding your question about the rats, an exam would definitely be recommended. Hair loss may be due to infectious agents (mites, fleas, mange, etc), or an infection may be present. There are tests we can do to check that out....
Hello! Reproductive behavior is multi-factorial in all species, especially birds. Age, habitat, diet, temperament, and overall health can all play a role in reproductive health. We welcome you to make an appointment for both birds with us in order to...
Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, noticeable bleeding is never normal in guinea pigs and is typically not part of their natural cycle. Other causes such as bladder or other urinary stones, infections, or other abnormalities may be causing those...
There are multiple diseases associated with the urinary tract that could lead to blood clots. While infection is one of them, another common cause would be urinary stones (bladder and/or kidney stones). In order to observe for this, imaging such...
Hello! Possible causes for the clinical signs you describe can include abnormalities with the cloaca or the surrounding tissue itself, internal organ dysfunction, inappropriate diets, or other abnormalities that should be addressed. We welcome you to make an appointment with...

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