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Respiratory Disease

What is Respiratory Disease (Pneumonia) ? 

It is an infection inside the lungs. Animals affected are mostly rats, rabbits, birds, guinea pigs and tortoises. 

What causes Respiratory Disease? 

It is most commonly caused by bacterial infection picked up in the environment, or it is caused by a secondary infection due to exposure of aerosolized toxins and a cold environment. 

Symptoms of Respiratory Disease : 

  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Nasal Discharge (runny nose)
  • Ocular discharge (weepy eyes)
  • Crackling or wheezing sounds when breathing 

How to prevent Respiratory Disease in your pets :

  • Keep your pet warm during cold temperatures
  • Do not expose them to aerosolised toxins 

What is aerosolised toxins?

Anything that humans can smell for example: diffuser scent, incense, perfume, insect repellent, cleaning chemicals, smoke and vape

If your pet shows any of the above mentioned signs and symptoms, Please contact your nearest Exotic savvy Vet