Wellness visits are important for reptiles too!

Posted by Dr. Stacey Wilkinson

 

Did you know that reptiles should have yearly check ups just like dogs and cats? We also recommend fecal exams to check for internal parasites.  Parasites can sometimes be present without the animal showing any symptoms.   Baseline bloodwork is important as well to establish what is normal for that animal while they are healthy so we have something to compare to if they do get sick.  There can be a lot of variation in reptile bloodwork based on the time of year, age, and gender of the animal.  Plus there aren't as many normal values out there to compare to, especially for certain species.    Give us a call if you'd like to set up an appointment!  We offer special rates for large collections too!