Hedgehog Photo "Clara" Copyright 2018. Chelsea C. Taylor.
Just like dogs and cats, exotic animals should see a veterinarian regularly. Exotic animals are very skilled at hiding signs of illness. Routine preventative care visits can help detect issues before they become a problem.
Husbandry and diet are often contributing factors to underlying disease in exotic pets. Doing your research prior to obtaining an exotic animal is a must. In fact, it may be beneficial to consult with a veterinary professional prior to making a decision. It is recommended to bring your exotic pet to the vet every 6 to 12 months for examinations because preventing disease is much easier than treating it. A preventative care exam will include not only a physical exam of your pet, but also an in depth discussion on your pet’s environment, nutrition, and behavior. Depending on the species, additional routine diagnostics may be recommended.
Exotic Animal Care
Superior care for birds, reptiles, & pocket pets*
Small Mammals (Rabbits, Gerbils, Ferrets, etc.)
*Please note that we cannot see monkeys, AMPHIBIANS, or venomous snakes.
Shiloh Animal Hospital | 1005 Lichtin Blvd, Morrisville, NC, 27560 | Phone: 919.825.1000 | Fax: 919.724.4902 | FrontDesk@ShilohAnimalHospital.com