Exotic Pets

All pets require specialized care as they are all different whether in colour, shape or size. Our veterinary care team can support the unique needs of exotics such as snakes, iguanas, lizards and more. We can guide you on the care they need to prevent disorders and illnesses. 

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How do I ensure my pet snake stays healthy?

Snakes need annual wellness exams as they can develop diseases that affect their liver, respiratory and gastrointestinal organs. Annual exams can also detect parasites like ticks, mites, hookworms and roundworms that can damage their health. During wellness exams we can share knowledge on enclosures, temperature, humidity, skin shedding, cleaning etc. that are safe and appropriate for your pet. We can also provide veterinary care if your snake shows signs of illness such as vomiting, bubbles around the nostrils, fatigue, diarrhea, and changes on their skin or mouth. Please call us immediately at 604-591-5304 if you notice these signs.

What are common signs of illness in exotic pets?

Knowing what changes to look for in your exotic pet can help them get prompt treatment. Ultimately, this can lessen the effect of their illness. Sometimes your pet experiences health problems if their habitat or diet doesn’t meet their needs. Here are some signs that your exotic pet is unwell:

  1. Changes in the colour and consistency of their stool and urine
  2. Loss of appetite
  3. Lumps, bumps, lesions or wounds on the skin
  4. Weight loss or gain
  5. Problematic behaviour like aggressiveness, hiding, excessive digging, less climbing
  6. Rapid breathing or wheezing

What services do you provide to other exotic pets?

We offer a wide range of services to improve the health of exotic pets, these services include:

  • Nutrition Counselling: Iguanas and lizards often face disorders due to their nutrition
  • Wellness Exams: To detect medical problems before they become advanced
  • Diagnostic Testing 
  • Recommendations on enclosures, sanitation, disease prevention and environmental requirements
  • Urgent care if your pet becomes ill or has an injury

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