What is Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV1)?

Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV 1) is the virus that causes fever blisters or cold sores in humans. More than 80% of the human population are infected with this virus. Many people do not know that they are infected and may not ever have fever blisters/cold sores. HSV1 is for life- once a person is […]

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Is HSV1 fatal if untreated?

HSV 1 is readily passed onto marmosets and is fatal if untreated! Marmosets catch HSV 1 from contact with saliva from a person that is shedding the virus or from people with fever blisters. Kissing your pet, allowing them to take food form your mouth or giving them access to anything you have had in your mouth […]

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What signs may alert you that your pet has HSV 1?

The most common initial signs are: Decreased appetite, dull, lethargic, quiet or just not quite itself, diarrhoea  and high fever. As the disease progresses you may also see red, swollen lips or white blisters on inside of gums–fever blisters, seizures, droopy face and unable to blink properly.

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How do I feed my green iguana?

There are a large number of foods that can be fed to an iguana. As with people, some foods are really healthy and good to eat as a staple food, some are good in smaller amounts, and others should only be eaten on occasion as a treat. Read more

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