Monthly Archives: October 2019

26 10, 2019

Chameleon Bone Disease

2020-02-14T09:05:20-08:00October 26th, 2019|Reptile|

Metabolic Bone Disease (MBD), also know as Nutritional Secondary HyperParathyroidism (NSHP), occurs in many reptiles that are non-carnivorous. This page talks about MBD in chameleons, although it is most common in the green Iguana. There are differences in why chameleons get this problem as opposed to MBD in the green iguana, but the main problem of inadequate husbandry stays consistent. You should visit our Iguana page on MBD for much more information regarding cause and treatment of this terrible disease. Veiled chameleons are highly susceptible to stress, and usually do not do well in captivity. Therefore it is important to

6 10, 2019

Laser Neuter -Guinea Pig

2020-02-14T09:03:53-08:00October 6th, 2019|Guinea Pig|

We neuter (castration or orchiectomy) Guinea Pigs in a manner similar to other animals. We always use the laser for its major advantages of minimal to no bleeding during surgery, and minimal to no pain, swelling, and inflammation after surgery. Those of us that have had surgery are aware of how much pain there is after surgery, and we do anything we can minimize that pain for our patients. Our laser is warmed up and calibrated for the specific surgery we are doing before we start the procedure The laser is so important for our patients we use it on