Exotic pets have needs that require the expertise and experience of an exotic pet veterinarian. Whether you have a reptile or a small rodent, your exotic pet needs unique care. At Trumbull Animal Hospital in Trumbull, CT, our vet provides exotic pet care. We are trained to handle a variety of different animals and ensure that they stay happy and healthy.
Veterinary Care for Exotics
If you have an exotic pet, it is vital to take it to our veterinarian for wellness visits and routine exams. Depending on the species of your pet, these appointments can be imperative in preventing health issues that could cause your pet discomfort or compromise its wellbeing.
For example, reptiles, including snakes and lizards, should be regularly assessed for parasites, like hookworm and protozoa. These parasites can jeopardize your reptile’s life if left untreated.
Regardless of the species, a wellness exam for your pet typically involves a full physical examination, as well as tips and input on the best ways to keep caring for your pet. Some pets that we currently see include rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, hedgehogs, rats, mice, sugar gliders, chinchillas, pet birds, tortoises, snakes and more.
Exotic Pet Wellness Exam
Our vet will ensure that your pet is healthy and growing properly at a wellness exam. Additionally, our vet will check and assess your pet’s weight, dental health, blood, and behaviors to identify if there could be any health issues. Always report behavioral changes to our team, as these could be a sign of an underlying issue or problem. In some instances, changes in routine habits could be a sign that your pet is in discomfort or pain and needs veterinary care. You can also ask any questions you have about caring for your exotic pet during a wellness exam.
Care Tips for Exotic Pets
Whether you have a pet reptile or a couple of bunnies, the general tips for caring for these exotic pets are somewhat similar. Pay attention to the following to ensure your pet is comfortable, safe, and healthy in your home:
- Provide your pet with the right habitat, which may require some research. This includes proper bedding, lighting, and temperature, depending on the type of pet you own.
- Feed your pet the right diet. A visit to our exotic pet vet will help you identify the right food for your pet.
- Figure out ways to fight boredom for your pet. Bored pets often act out. Provide them with toys and your time.
- Maintain an active lifestyle with your pet. Try help your pet get some form of exercise.
- Engage with your pet and forge a bond with it. This socialization will help make it easier to handle.
Visit Our Veterinarian in Trumbull, CT for Exotic Pet Care
If you have an exotic pet, like a reptile or rodent, it will need unique care. At Trumbull Animal Hospital in Trumbull, CT, our team is trained to care for many exotic pets. Our vet knows what problems and illnesses to look for in different species, including dogs, cats, reptiles, rabbits, and pocket-pets. We are happy to answer any questions you have. Call us today to schedule an appointment.