Reptile Veterinary Medicine
We would love to see your snake, turtle, lizard, frog, or gecko.
Many reptile owners are surprised to learn that their reptile needs annual, sometimes bi-annual, exams to allow for early detection and treatment of diseases, nutritional deficiencies, and husbandry concerns. Exams ensure your reptile’s overall health is good. As soon as you get your new reptile, we will work with you to establish a safe and healthy habitat for them. After reviewing photos of your current habitat, we will evaluate and make recommendations to maximize your pet’s surroundings for optimal health and environmental stimulation.
Here are some of the key reasons why reptile veterinary visits are crucial for maintaining the health and well-being of pet reptiles:
1. Early Detection of Health Problems: Reptiles are known for hiding signs of illness until it’s too late. Regular veterinary visits allow the veterinarian to detect any signs of illness early, increasing the likelihood of successful treatment.
2. Preventative Care: Routine veterinary visits provide an opportunity for preventative care, such as thorough exams and parasite control. This helps reduce the likelihood of illnesses or infestations.
3. Nutrition and Husbandry: Veterinarians can provide advice on proper nutrition and husbandry for pet reptiles, helping to ensure they have the best possible living conditions and diets.
4. Behavioral Issues: Some behavioral issues can be addressed by veterinarians, such as aggression or lack of appetite. These issues can impact a reptile’s quality of life, so it’s important to address them promptly.
In summary, regular veterinary visits are essential for maintaining the health and well-being of pet reptiles. They allow for early detection and treatment of health problems, preventative care, and advice on nutrition and husbandry.
Please contact our team for additional information regarding our reptile pet care.