Exotics

Here at Care Animal Hospital, we’re proud to offer you our Exotic Veterinary Services. Whether your pet is a mammal, reptile, or amphibian, we’re here to provide your pet’s needs no matter the time or day.

Why bring my exotic pet to Care Animal Hospital? 

At our institution, we employ only the most highly skilled and highly experienced group of professionals to look after your pets. Based on your pet’s needs, we will provide appropriate medical attention and professional care. From a physical examination to complete blood chemistry, and an in-depth surgery, we pledge our loyalty to ensuring you and your pet are provided with the best medical assistance.

Close photo of a pet turtle

To further improve our service, we only use state-of-the-art technology that allows our vets to make the most accurate decisions and the conduct the best possible treatment plans. Our machines are highly advanced tools in medicinal care, making it easier for our knowledgeable staff to determine underlying illnesses and conditions easily.

The moment you notice any changes in your pet’s behavior, mood, eating or sleeping habits, know that the Care Animal Hospital is only one call away.

What are exotic pets?

Exotic pets include the following animals:

  • Mammals
    • Guinea pigs
    • Hedgehogs
    • Hamsters
    • Gerbil
    • Chinchilla
    • Sugar gliders
    • Domestic pigs
  • Reptiles
    • Turtle
    • Tortoise
    • Lizard
    • Snake
  • Amphibians
    • Frogs
    • Salamander
    • Newt
Guinea pigs are considered exotic pets

Exotic Veterinary Services

How to care for exotic pets?

Depending on the nature of your exotic pet, you should be providing them with specialized treatment even when at home.

When dealing with these kinds of animals, it’s important to always be mindful of their habitat, habits, behaviors, and their nutrition.

Species that fall under this type of service almost always usually require specific care and needs, so it’s important to do your research or ask your vet’s advice before taking one home.

Close photo of a gerbil

How often should I bring my exotic pet to the vet?

You should bring in your exotic animals for a check up at least one to two times a year.

Unlike cats or dogs, exotic pets don’t necessarily show obvious symptoms of illness or disease. Therefore, an underlying condition may go long unnoticed, eventually causing more harm to you and your pet animal.

Because some of these pets are also more sensitive and prone to sickness, it is best to take them to the vet regularly, including when there are signs of discomfort in the patient.

When should I bring my exotic pet to the vet?

It is advised to bring your exotic pet to the vet whenever there are signs of lethargy, difficulty breathing, loss of appetite, or other behavioral changes.

While it is true that first observing your pet may help you identify the cause of the problem, not taking them to the vet right away may also hinder veterinary professionals from administering the proper treatment and damage prevention.  

For the best advice, we recommend asking your vet for behavioral changes to watch out for, especially when it has to do with the maintenance of your pet’s health and welfare.