An annual check-up is important for all, even exotic pets! In fact, wellness visits may be even more necessary for exotics because it is often more difficult for their owners to tell when they are feeling under the weather. However, a veterinarian will be able to detect underlying symptoms of potential illness, and to administer tests to be certain of your pet’s condition.
Another important aspect of wellness exams for your exotic pet is the education we strive to provide at every visit. The behavioral impulses and habits of a snake, bird, or sugar glider tend to be more elusive than that of dogs and cats, but our veterinary staff can help you understand how your pet ticks, and what keeps them feeling safe and well.
If your exotic pet is sick, please feel encouraged to bring them in for a sick visit. We can begin the diagnostic process of determining the root cause of their unease.
Typically, sick visits will begin with a thorough physical exam. Then, the doctor may suggest running some blood work, or a fecal test, to further investigate the issue. If the case is serious, or the cause unusual, we may consult or recommend a specialist of the species.