Can Your Pet Get Zika Virus?

The Zika virus has been making headlines for its impact on human beings. You may be wondering if your pets can also get this mosquito-borne virus. What is the Zika virus? The Zika virus is named after the Ugandan forest where it was first discovered in 1947. At the time of its discovery, scientists were researching yellow fever in primates when they chanced upon the Zika virus. Five years later, the first human cases of Zika were diagnosed and...

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How To Prevent The Most Common Killers Of Sugar Gliders

Sugar gliders are one of the newest exotic pets in the United States. These adorable small animals aren’t rodents; they’re marsupials and nurse their young in pouches on their stomachs just like kangaroos. Sugar gliders are native to Australia and New Guinea and, according to the Merck Vet Manual, were first introduced as pets in the United States in 1994.   While popular small pets like hamsters and guinea pigs don’t...

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