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Retrobulbar abscess in a leopard gecko

November 15, 2010 by  
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These photos document the journey of Diego, a 3-year old leopard gecko, who was recently treated at Olathe Animal Hospital for a retrobulbar abscess. If you’re wondering what a retrobulbar abscess is, the pictures speak for themselves. It’s an abscess behind the eye–ouch! They can develop for… Read more

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Bearded Dragon eye irritation due to sand

January 9, 2010 by  
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Please don’t use sand in your bearded dragon’s main enclosure. They may live in sandy habitats in their native Australia environments, but keeping them in sandy cages in captivity is different. A bearded dragon we saw recently illustrates the importance of this beautifully. This bearded dragon… Read more

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Care of Bearded Dragons

December 13, 2009 by  
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Adapted from a handout written by Scott Stahl, DVM, DABVP (Avian). Housing Bearded dragons can be housed alone, in breeding pairs, or in groups with one male and two or more females.  Provide a terrarium size of at least 72 inches long by 16 inches wide by 17 inches high for a single adult… Read more

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Metabolic Bone Disease in a Veiled Chameleon

December 8, 2009 by  
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Metabolic bone disease (MBD) is the most commonly reported disease in juvenile chameleons, especially the veiled chameleon. Below are some pictures and xrays from a patient we saw here. MBD develops due to lack of calcium in the diet and lack of ability to absorb calcium. In order to ensure… Read more

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How OAH Helps School Pets – Featuring Tank the Tegu

December 8, 2009 by  
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Did you know Olathe Animal Hospital offers free wellness exams and services for school pets?  Many school pets fall into the “exotics” category—i.e. not dogs and cats! They may include rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, birds, snakes, turtles, and others. The doctors… Read more

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Box Turtle Care

December 8, 2009 by  
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Box turtles are among the most popular reptiles kept as pets in the United States.  The ornate box turtle, the eastern box turtle, and the three-toed box turtle are commonly sold in the pet trade.  However, several subspecies exist and identification can be difficult.  Regardless of the species,… Read more

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