We offer exotic veterinarian services at Desert View Animal Hospital, for those types of pets that are a bit more “out of the ordinary.” Exotic pets need routine medical care, too. And our friendly staff and vet services are available for many of these special animals.
What’s an Exotic Pet?
Dogs and cats are obviously the most common pets in America. A lot of pets that fall outside those two species types are considered “exotics.” This can include mammals like rabbits, chinchillas, guinea pigs, hamsters, ferrets or mice; reptiles like snakes, turtles, and iguanas; and amphibians like frogs, salamanders or newts.
Exotic Veterinarian Services
Exotic pets have some different species-specific health issues that can only be discovered through regular check-ups and exams. We offer a full range of exotic veterinarian services for these types of pets, including:
- Wellness exams
- Dental care
- Lab work & blood work
How Often Should You Bring Your Exotic Pet In?
Just like dogs and cats, an exotic pet should be brought in once or twice a year for a routine wellness exam. An exotic pet might not exhibit signs of a health problem the way that a cat or dog might. An underlying problem that goes untreated for a long time can result in bad news. By maintaining regular exotic veterinarian checkups for your pet, the vet will be able to monitor your pet for any serious problems — and hopefully catch things early for treatment.
Some exotic pets are also more prone to sickness, so it’s a good idea to bring them in at least once a year for an exam.
Warning Signs to Watch for in Exotic Pets
Any type of major behavioral change in an exotic pet is cause for concern. If your exotic pet becomes lethargic, has difficulty breathing or stops eating, it could be a medical emergency. You can also ask our exotic veterinarian at Desert View Animal Hospital about any behavioral changes to watch for in your specific type of pet.
Call Us for Exotic Veterinarian Services
If you own an “out of the ordinary” pet and need exotic veterinarian services, call Desert View Animal Hospital at (307) 362-3184 to schedule a wellness exam.