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Vet’s diary: regulating nutrition for an overweight pet skunk

Every pet deserves a loving and respectful home: please only consider acquiring a pet if you will be able to take care of its long-term needs. Also, consider choosing your animal companion from a shelter, where there are so many wonderful furry friends who need a forever home. 

A selection of Cyprus animal shelters, as well as their locations, can be found here.

In this video from the National Geographic Wild series, we drop in on veterinarian Dr. Susan Kelleher, who heads Broward Avian and Exotics Animal Hospital, a busy exotic animal care practice in South Florida.

“Everything but dogs and cats. If it will fit through the door, I’ll treat it!” is Dr. K’s motto.

Here, Dr. Kelleher must give a chubby black-and-white skunk called Tucker a check-up and jabs – an occasion that lets her explain how to regulate his nutrition, and how his human family can help him shed the weight.

View the original video here.

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