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Ask the Vet2017-12-11T14:58:36-06:00
Ask the Vet, Kristin Valdes, DVM

Kristin Valdes, DVM

Every pet owner has questions— and that’s a good thing. The more you ask, the better pet owner you’ll be. Our expert staff is always here for you.

Meet the Vet

Now get even more information from our Ask the Vet feature! Meet Kristin Valdes, DVM, of Chicago Exotics Animal Hospital. She’s got the answers you need to keep your pet happy and healthy.

IMPORTANT — If you have immediate health concerns about your pet, contact your veterinarian or local emergency animal hospital. The Animal Store Blog posts occasional questions to and answers from one of our favorite vets. This column is for informational purposes only, and should not be considered a substitute for regular veterinary care for your pet.

Bird Enrichment

Here at The Animal Store, we love birds. If you love birds, then you'll love this video by veterinarian Dr. Laurie Hess. She explains how you can provide bird enrichment by encouraging natural foraging behavior, which is key to its health and wellbeing. Bird Enrichment Opportunities Providing plenty of bird enrichment opportunities will keep your pet happy and healthy. And keeping your bird busy will also minimize negative behaviors, like [...]

Ask the Vet about Small Animal Enrichment

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by Dr. Kristin Valdez Chicago Exotics Animal Hospital In addition to spending time with your pet and socializing him or her, did you know that small animal enrichment is vital to your pet’s well-being [...]

Ask the vet … are reptiles scary?

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by Dr. Kristin Valdes Chicago Exotics Animal Hospital Some may call them cute Others are a little wary. Don’t be afraid, though, Reptiles aren’t that scary!    Happy October! Did you know that October 21 is Reptile Awareness [...]

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