Exotic Animal Care
The skilled staff of Mountain View Veterinary Services offers care for rabbits, ferrets, rats, mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, and chinchillas. Since it is often difficult to determine if an exotic pet is ill, we strongly recommend physical examinations twice a year to check for health problems plus annual monitoring to check for nutritional and husbandry – related conditions.
To survive attacks from their predators, exotic animals normally conceal their illness in the wild. As a result, their medical problems often go unnoticed for long periods of time. By the time you recognize there is a problem with your exotic pet, the condition is often extremely serious. With bi-annual medical examinations by a veterinarian problems are often diagnosed before they become serious medical conditions.
After acquiring your exotic pet, we strongly recommend scheduling a complete wellness appointment. This exam includes a thorough physical examination, husbandry and nutritional consultation, disease screening and laboratory testing if necessary. Before bringing your pet into your home, it’s important to make sure he or she is healthy.