All pets, including reptiles, should have an annual examination. This is the best way to catch diseases early, before your pet is showing any signs of illness. These pets are masters at hiding illness, and once they are showing signs of illness they are usually very sick. Early intervention is critical to the health of your reptile. Remember, the most common health problems we see for reptiles are related to an inadequate diet and improper environment.
Reptiles have special nutritional needs and we will discuss the right diet for your pet with you. Diet is extremely important and attention is need so that your pet does not become malnutritioned or have a vitamin deficiency, which can lead to serious health issues in reptiles.
Is Your Pet Experiencing an Illness?
As soon as you detect that your reptile seems ill or does not seem “right”, please bring your pet to us as soon as possible for a thorough physical examination. Early diagnosis means we can begin treating your pet when medical intervention is most effective and hopefully getting your reptile back to good health quickly.
We recommend consulting with our office prior to obtaining a reptile companion. We are experienced in treating these pets and can advise you about basic veterinary concerns such as health and wellness, maintenance, and long-term issues. We look forward to meeting you and your reptile pet!