We acknowledge the significance of small pets, whether they have fur, feathers, or scales, in many families. Therefore, we believe that veterinary care for these exotic pets is as crucial as it is for dogs and cats. That is why we offer a range of medical and surgical services specifically tailored for exotic pets. To book an appointment, call us at 250-727-2125.
How can I care for my exotic pet?
To successfully own an exotic pet, it is important to conduct research on the animal's behavior and natural habitat. This will enable you to create an environment that closely mimics their natural setting. Additionally, it is essential to be aware of any local regulations that prohibit exotic pet ownership. Seeking the guidance of a licensed and experienced veterinarian is crucial for maintaining your exotic pet's health. Our team can assist in developing a nutrition plan and providing appropriate medical care.
How do I decide which exotic pet is suitable for my lifestyle?
To ensure a suitable living environment for your exotic pet, it is crucial to consider whether your home is spacious enough, if you can afford their dietary needs, and how much time you can dedicate to caring for them. Understanding common medical issues that can arise as they age is also important. To meet the unique environmental needs of your exotic pet, certain conditions may need to be manipulated. For instance, reptiles require warmth and a heat source above their enclosure can help maintain optimal temperature. Another important factor is their diet, and it is important to determine if you can find their food nearby.