Exotics can refer to a wide variety of pets such as birds, reptiles, and small mammals. All Creatures Veterinary Hospital of Brooklyn is experienced in the treatment of many types of exotics, providing wellness care, veterinary services, and surgery. Contact us to schedule an appointment for your exotic pet. We are available to see your exotic pet Tuesday - Saturday.
Caring for Exotic Pets
Every type of exotic pet requires a yearly veterinary exam. Diseases and age-related problems can travel through their systems quite rapidly, resulting in critical illness and death. Annual wellness care can help determine the overall condition of your pet, identify any developing problems at the earliest stages, and implement treatments that may slow or even eliminate the condition, prolonging life.
Some exotic pets, such as ferrets, require vaccinations for ongoing health. Other exotic pets must have dental care, such as filing the teeth to maintain proper condition. Still others are sensitive to environmental conditions, and can die in an uncontrolled climate or circumstance. Consult with your ACVHB veterinarian to create a wellness plan that meets the unique needs of your exotic pet.
Protect Your Pets and Family
It is important to know that some of these pets carry zoonotic diseases. That means they can transmit their diseases to humans. A sick pet or a carrier can cause illness in anyone, but children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems are particularly vulnerable. Therefore, regular exams and proper care is important for both pets and the people who love them.
Visit Healthy Pets, Healthy People for the CDC’s guidelines regarding zoonotic diseases in a wide variety of animal companions.
Learn About Caring for Your Unique Pet
Proper care for your exotic pet is so important. Finding the right food, bedding, caging, and more can be confusing. Your ACVHB veterinarian offers guidance in choosing the right exotic for your circumstances, as well as the proper husbandry of birds, reptiles, and small mammals.
For online information of interest to every member of the family, check out these resources:
- Read this AVMA brochure entitled What You Should Know About Selecting a Bird.
- Learn about caring for many types of reptiles and amphibians from author and educator, Melissa Kaplan.
- The American Ferret Association offers this helpful guide regarding vaccinations for ferrets.
- Enjoy this helpful pamphlet, Caring for your Guinea Pig.
- Find a variety of small animal care articles from AAHA
- Check out these small pet care tips from the ASPCA.
- Learn about common diseases of small mammals.