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Connections: Unleashed - "Pocket Pets"

Dec 18, 2015

In this episode of Unleashed, we welcome Erik Herrema, DVM, of Penfield Veterinary Hospital to talk about pet health and well being.

We also hear the story of Gypsy the pug. Last year, she captured hearts across the Rochester community as she fought snow and wind to find her forever home. 

And, if you're thinking about buying a small pet -- like a hamster or gerbil -- for a family member as a holiday gift, there's a lot you should know before you make a "pocket pet" a part of your family. We talk about life spans, care, and more.