We all know that pet care is slightly different for our beloved exotic animals, as opposed to the most popular domesticated pets like dogs and cats.
Though many common exotic pets do not require annual vaccinations, it’s still important to bring them in for an annual check-up to make sure they are healthy. Read on to learn more about the benefits of annual exams and then schedule your exotic pet’s appointment with Costa Mesa Animal Hospital in Costa Mesa, CA, today.
Why Should I Think About Getting an Annual Exam for My Exotic Pets?
Oftentimes, exotic pet owners think their pets don’t need a visit to the veterinarian unless their pet is acting funny or is noticeably sick. However, many exotic pet owners and veterinarians will attest to noticing much healthier pets that tend to live much longer and produce much happier, more rewarding relationships with their owners when they are brought in for annual examinations.
One of the most important reasons why annual exams are recommended for exotic pets is because not only does it allow the medical staff to fully examine and get to know your pet, but it also allows you the chance to talk about proper care, address any behavioral concerns before they begin to escalate. The knowledgeable staff at Costa Mesa Animal Hospital can provide recommendations for species-specific preventative healthcare and fully assess the overall health and disposition of your exotic pet.
Caring for exotic pets can be difficult because unlike more popular domesticated pets, such as cats and dogs, there is often not as much information readily available about specific populations of exotic pet species. There are many topics pet owners may not be familiar with. For example, the term “husbandry” refers to the measures that are taken to keep exotic pets alive and healthy. This may seem like a very broad and generalized concept, but it generally means anything that deals with the pet’s diet, lighting, temperature, humidity, habitat or terrarium, toys, and exercise plan.
Visit an Exotic Pet Veterinarian Today
Costa Mesa Animal Hospital offers premium and highly experienced veterinarian services to the Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Fountain Valley, and Huntington Beach, CA, areas. We specialize in pet health and are expert practitioners for all kinds of exotic pets, including lizards, birds, rodents, and snakes.
Our team of highly experienced, professional, knowledgeable, trained, and dependable veterinary care experts are here to see to all of your veterinary needs, including spay and neuter, dental care, boarding, chronic conditions, emergency pet services, flea and tick prevention, grooming, pet vaccines, preventative and wellness care, prescription diets, animal surgery (orthopedic), diagnostic blood work, X-rays, and declawing.
Give us a call today at (949) 548-3794 to schedule an appointment for your exotic pet.