Educational Articles

Reptiles + Zoonosis & Human Health

    • Bearded dragons have several unique problems; understanding these problems will allow you to better care for your pet and minimize future health care problems. These problems include Salmonella, avascular necrosis, abscesses, and dystocia.

    • Iguanas have several unique disease problems; understanding these problems will allow you to better care for your pet and minimize future health care problems.

    • Snakes have several unique problems and understanding these problems will allow you to better care for your pet and minimize future health care problems.

    • Aquatic turtles such as the red-eared slider have several unique problems. Understanding these problems will allow you to better care for your pet and minimize future health care issues.

    • The Red-eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) is probably the most popular pet aquatic turtle. They are semi-aquatic turtles (they like to leave the water to bask in the sun), native to the warmer southern United States.

    • Turtles have several unique problems. Understanding these problems will allow you to better care for your pet and minimize future health care issues.

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