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Care of Chinchillas

March 16, 2010 by  
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The chinchilla (Chinchilla laniger) is native to South America, specifically the Andes mountain ranges of Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina.  Wild populations of chinchillas are thought to be endangered, if not extinct, but exact studies proving the current status of these animals have not been… Read more

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Medicating Exotic Pets

December 8, 2009 by  
Filed under Exotic Mammals

You may find yourself wondering, “How do I give my _______ (parrot, hamster, guinea pig, rabbit, hedgehog, etc.) medication?” Because we see so many exotics at Olathe Animal Hospital, we are faced with this question a lot. The answer lies in compounding! Compounding is the process of taking the… Read more

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