Geriatric Care for Older Exotics Pets in Westchester County, NY
Just as older people need specialized medical care, so do older birds and exotic pets. At the Veterinary Center, we are aware of the unique needs of our older patients.
During the examinations of older birds, ferrets, rabbits, rodents (guinea pigs, chinchillas, rats, mice, hamsters, gerbils, degus), reptiles (lizards, turtles, tortoises, snakes), sugar gliders, hedgehogs, amphibians (frogs and toads), or other exotic pets, our veterinarians perform a complete physical examination and may recommend blood and stool tests, and occasionally x-rays. These diagnostic tools help us to evaluate for illness.
Grooming for Older Pets
Also, if these geriatric pets require grooming, we are attentive to any conditions, such as arthritis, that might impact the way we trim nails in any older exotic pets or wings in older birds. When older exotic pets board with us, we are sure to arrange their cages just as they are at home, so that they are as comfortable as possible during their stay.
At the Veterinary Center, we treat all geriatric exotic pets gently and with the extra care they often require.
We strongly believe that preventive care is the best means of keeping pets healthy. Prevention of illness is the key to keeping costs down later and helping us identify potential health conditions early, before they become potentially life-threatening emergency situations.