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The Heat is On


Summer in the South can be brutal, and with so many families moving here from around the country, they and their pets may be in for a big surprise. As we all know it’s not just the heat, it’s the humidity! Some pets enjoy extreme temperatures, but most of our exotic pets are not native […]



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Into The Dragon


Dental and Oral Disease in Lizards February is Pet Dental Health Month.  While dogs and cats usually take the spotlight, lizards have toothy smiles to protect too! Normal Anatomy Lizards have lips, gums, and salivary glands similar to mammals.  They also have many mucous glands in their mouth.  The combination of mucous and salivary glands […]



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Leucistic Alligators in South Carolina – Katie Rainwater, MA, DVM


In March 2014, my husband Thomas, who is a research scientist at the Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center and Clemson University’s Belle Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science in Georgetown, received a call that several hatchling white alligators had been discovered in a protected coastal area in South Carolina with public access.  With over […]



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