Countryside Animal Clinic knows that best friends come in all shapes and sizes and that’s why in addition to dogs and cats, we provide comprehensive care for small mammals known as “pocket pets” as well as exotic pets, including reptiles, birds, fish and many more!
Many of these pets require a very particular environment to thrive, and it’s important you have a veterinarian experienced in their care to help.
It is important for exotic pets to have an annual exam – just like dogs & cats, they require wellness and preventative care. This includes screenings to check for signs of serious illness, and important maintenance care (like beak filing and wing trimming for birds).
It is extremely rewarding to own a unique pet but their requirements can be more than you may anticipate. Researching the specific species and what their needs are beforehand is very important. Proper lighting, vitamins and minerals, bedding, and an adequate diet are just a few of the many essentials you must know.
We see a wide variety of pets, so if your companion is a little more exotic than a cat or dog, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (352) 746-7171.