The Dreaded Bumblefoot

When pocket pet families adopt a new family member they often ask: “What are some health problems I should look out for when caring for my new pet?” A great answer is always, bumblefoot. Bumblefoot is a very painful bacterial infection of the feet that can usually be prevented if your new pet has the proper housing and you know what to look for to catch it early. What is bumblefoot? Bumblefoot (pododermatitis) is a bacterial infection and inflammation of the foot in pocket pets. Most commonly it is on the back feet because these are the feet that are the most weight bearing compared to the front. How does this happen? Most commonly it is from husbandry mistakes made by us owners. Bumblefoot

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