Wellness Service

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The Wellness Service encourages at least annual physical examinations for all exotic pets, and “new pet” examinations as soon as you acquire your new pet.

In addition to annual routine health care, proper husbandry is another keystone for our healthy exotic companions. As is true with other species, preventative medicine for exotics starts at home with healthy lifestyles. Many exotic species have very specific dietary and housing requirements, and poor health and significant diseases can result when they aren’t met.

A major part of our mission is to provide the best information possible to help you learn how to provide the healthiest lifestyle possible for your exotic pet. Our goals are to enhance preventive health care by helping improve your understanding of animal husbandry, nutritional needs and preventative medicine such as vaccines.

Pet owners easily recognize signs of illness for cats and dogs, but these clues can be elusive in exotic animals. Because many exotic pets mask signs of illness completely or show only subtle signs until very late in the disease, prompt attention to even seemingly minor changes or concerns is essential. Additionally, due to the rapid metabolism of many exotic species, diseases often progress faster and so problems must be addressed far more quickly than they would be for a dog or cat. Routine wellness exams and basic diagnostic testing are the foundations to identifying health concerns before illness occurs.

To schedule a wellness exam, call 530-752-1393