Inflammation in Pet Skunks

What is Inflammation? Inflammation is a condition caused by the swelling of any part of the body. Areas commonly affected in pet skunks are the limbs, joints, discs,…

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Nebulizing Your Pet Skunk

Skunk owners need to be aware that it is possible to pass on upper respiratory illnesses like a cold or the flu to their pet skunk. The ability…

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Vetting your Veterinarian

Vetting your Veterinarian – What every skunk guardian needs to, and has a right to know…. How to interview your vet: What is their bite policy?  Will bites be…

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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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New Skunk Owners

Are you a new skunk owner??? Have you located a vet to treat your little furkid??? Consider “interviewing” the vet first to know if he/she has treated skunks…

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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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