Caring for Exotic Animals
Exotic animals like rabbits, reptiles, guinea pigs, and mice require special veterinary care that's somewhat different from the care your dog or cat receives. For example, lizards and iguanas are susceptible to fungal infections and parasites, as well as many husbandry-related illnesses.
Rabbits and guinea pigs are particularly prone to dental and gastrointestinal issues. We recommend that all exotic pets have an annual wellness check-up, just like for your cat and dog. Staten Island Veterinary Group now offers veterinary care for all small mammals including rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, chinchillas, rats and mice in addition to cats and dogs!
If you have any questions about caring for your exotic pet and keeping him or her healthy, post a comment below. We want to hear from you.