10 Common Diseases in Leopard Geckos

The leopard gecko, also known as Eublepharis macularius, is native to south central Asia from southern Afghanistan, throughout Pakistan and northwestern India. For more information about the husbandry and care of leopard geckos, go to: “Leopard Gecko History and Care Recommendations”. Leopard Geckos can be affected by a variety of conditions and below are the most common. Chronic malnutrition  Malnutriation is common in leopard geckos. Simply put, unsupplemented crickets and mealworms are…

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Cheyletiellosis (Walking Dandruff) in Dogs and Cats

Cheyletiellosis is a skin disease that is caused by mites called Cheyletiella spp. (sometimes called ‘walking dandruff’). This mite is contracted from dogs, cats, rabbits or other animals that are infested with the mite. The mite lives in the superficial layers of the skin and on the surface of the skin. The mite adults, immature forms and eggs spend most of their time on the skin. They may survive for several days in the environment.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in Dogs and Cats

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), also known as diet or food responsive diarrhea, food intolerance or food allergy, antibiotic responsive diarrhea, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, protein losing enteropathy, and lymphangectasia, is a catch-all term used to describe a syndrome of chronic stomach and intestinal disorders as the result of inflammatory in the gastrointestinal (GI) mucosa. More recently the term chronic enteropathy has been used.   Although the exact cause is poorly understood, many believe genetic factors, interactions…

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