Dechra Veterinary Products has launched an online information portal for exotic pets.

“Understanding Exotics – from A to Z” aims to become a one-stop shop of information for veterinary professionals and pet owners.

It offers leaflets to download or order, frequently asked questions and expert information to aid diagnosis and treatment.

There is also a forum featuring real-life cases posted by veterinary practices, with answers from the exotics team at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh.

Understanding Exotics – from A to Z covers reptiles and small mammals, such as rabbits, and will be frequently updated.

Brand manager Carol Morgan said: “There are more than three million small mammals kept as pets in the UK and 1.15 million reptiles so there is an increasing demand for information on issues affecting exotic pets.

“The aim is to provide a single hub of information for veterinary professionals and owners that can complement the pharmaceutical expertise Dechra can offer.”

“Understanding Exotics – from A to Z” is available at

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