Obesity in Pet Skunks

Sadly, obesity is much too common in pet skunks and one of the leading causes for their current short lifespan. Obesity is completely the owner’s responsibility! It is…

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Is Your Skunk Ready to Show?

It is not too early to start preparing your skunk for the show. How is your skunk’s coat? Skunks 2 years and older, may shed in the spring,…

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4 Month Old Skunk Kits

September is a busy month for new skunk owners! In September, the kits born in May will be turning 4 months. There were lots of changes in the…

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Raw Hemp Cookies

  Raw Hemp Cookies are a healthy and tasty treat for skunks and you may you like them too! Keep in mind, it is nutrient dense so follow…

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Spotlight on Gidget

I’m posting this on behalf of Landa Berry. She recently lost a kit because another kit attacked it. Sadly, it did not survive. Her story is below. “Yesterday…

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Pet Skunk Blood Work

Blood work should be done on your skunk’s annual wellness exam, and at other times when the Veterinarian needs it for either diagnostic reasons, or preceding surgery. Blood…

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De-Worming your Adult Skunk

De-worming your adult skunk properly is a very important part of skunk ownership that is often done improperly or not at all.  All skunk kits come with roundworms…

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Featuring your Skunk

We have a new topic category featuring your skunk. This is where you tell your skunk’s personal story. The topic is open to past or present skunks. What…

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Prolapses

Prolapses in skunks most often occur because of improper or incomplete de-worming. This can happen a day or so after de-worming a skunk with a huge parasite load….

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De-Worming Your Baby Skunk

All baby skunks come with roundworms! Some will come with coccidia (small single cell parasites). Please do not assume that if your skunk has parasites, that you will…

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Baby Season 2015

Baby season 2015 has officially arrived! Skunk people know there is nothing more exciting than getting a new baby skunk! Send pictures of your new baby here.

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Pet Skunk Blog

Welcome to the new Mephitis Advocate pet skunk blog! It has been a few years but the Advocate is back, better than ever, in blog format. Visit the…

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