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Exotic pets: health and safety issues for children and parents

J Pediatr Health Care. 2012 Mar;26(2):e2-6. doi: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2011.11.009. Epub 2011 Dec 28. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2011.11.009

Millions of households own exotic pets and this trend is increasing. This article discusses zoonoses associated with exotic animals, injuries and exotic pets, other health problems associated with exotic pets and high-quality information and resources on the web.

Images courtesy the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital Small Animal Clinic.

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