Exotic Animal Care

According to a 2013-2014 report approximately 6.9 million households own birds or small mammals whereas 5.6 million own a reptile. Our commitment to providing uncompromised care extends to our exotic patients with accurate information regarding wellness and illness care.
Redmond Veterinary Clinic provides uncompromised care for Exotic Animals. Providing clients with accurate information regarding wellness and illness care is our goal.

More and more households are acquiring exotic animals and we desire to serve the needs of those patients. Exotic animals, including birds, reptiles and small mammals, are an important part of many clients’ homes and lives, especially as a “first pet” for their children.

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To promote basic husbandry to include environment, nutrition, disease prevention and integumentary system care.

Avian

  • Bi-annual physical examinations
  • Fecal examinations
  • Blood work annually for adults
  • Wing trimming every 3-6 mths, as needed

Reptile

  • It is recommended that reptiles receive regular veterinary care. A complete physical examination is recommended every 6-12 months. At each veterinary appointment, discuss any questions or concerns you may have about your pet with your veterinarian.
  • An annual fecal examination is recommended to check for internal parasites.

Small Mammal

  • Complete physical examination every 6 to 12 months
  • Annual fecal examination for parasites
  • Regular dental examinations to check for dental spurs, overgrown teeth, and other problems
  • Routine blood tests for adults, as recommended by your veterinarian

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Diagnosing then providing appropriate therapeutic and prognostic plans for:

Avian

  • Birds are able to hide symptoms of disease until problems are very advanced. Routine examinations make early detection possible.
  • Behavior – feather picking, screaming, aggression and biting
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Fungal, viral , and bacterial infections
  • Obesity
  • Parasites
  • Reproductive disorders, such as egg binding and cloacal prolapse

Reptile

  • Most problems arise as a result of improper husbandry, food, housing, sanitation, temperature, humidity, and lighting. Parasites and infections are common.

Small Mammal

  • Small mammals are susceptible to many diseases. Causes range from infections to nutritional problems. Dental disease also occurs. Routine examinations are important in detecting and treating disease early in its course.

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