Taking Care of Your Exotic Pets

Exotic Pet Care From Our Troutdale Veterinarian

Looking for a veterinarian in Troutdale that you can trust with your exotic pet care needs? Paws & Claws Pet Medical Center has you covered! Our very own Dr. Ken DeRemer has been serving the local area for more than two decades, providing compassionate and knowledgeable care to not just cats and dogs, but exotic pets as well. Some of the more common exotic pets we see and treat in our office include birds, guinea pigs, and reptiles (lizards, snakes, and turtles)!

Safety Issues and Other Considerations for Exotic Pets

If you don’t yet own an exotic pet but would like to get one, you may be wondering which type of pet is right for you. Well, there are some specific considerations that need to be kept in mind when selecting an exotic pet. Consider, for example, that not all exotic animals are legal to own as pets. With that in mind, you’ll want to do some research about your area’s local laws before you acquire one. You’ll also want to consider the space needs of an exotic pet, as these can vary. For example, a small turtle will not need a very large tank at all, while a bird will not only need a cage, but likely space in the home in which to fly as well.

Some species of exotic pets can also be dangerous if not handled properly, so keep this in mind if you’ll be bringing an exotic pet into a home with existing pets or small children.

Caring for Your Exotic Pet

Your exotic pet’s needs will vary based on the type of pet you bring home, so it’s important to research dietary needs, exercise needs, and habitat requirements before you make a decision. Regardless of the type of exotic pet you bring home, however, you’ll want to make sure you keep it up-to-date with routine veterinary exams and general wellness care. Our reptile veterinarian or bird veterinarian can assist you with all your exotic pet care needs, ranging from fecal exams and parasite prevention to nutritional guidance.

Schedule an Appointment With Our Gresham Veterinarian Today

Ready to schedule your exotic pet’s appointment with our Gresham vet? Give Paws & Claws Pet Medical Center a call today at (503) 661-1833 to get started!

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