Friendship Veterinary Hospital is proud to offer the best veterinary care beyond just cats and dogs and welcome exotic pets, pocket pets, and birds in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
Exotic Pet Care in Ft. Walton
The term ‘exotic pets’ covers a wide range of pets, including:
Small mammals (ferrets, hedgehogs, sugar gliders, rabbits, guinea pigs, other rodents)
Birds (parrots, finches, waterfowl, raptors used for falconry, etc.)
Reptiles (snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises)
Our exotic pet veterinarians offer wellness exams, behavioral and dietary consultations, diagnostic testing, and tips on proper husbandry and handling. We recommend you bring your pet in every 6-12 months for preventative care and examination.
Reptiles have become popular among pet owners because they are unique and especially engaging, but, they are extra particular in their needs. If you are new to owning and caring for reptiles, you should schedule a consultation with your vet soon after bringing your new pet home to ensure they receive the best care possible.
Pocket Pet Care in Ft. Walton
Pocket pets are smaller household pets which include guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, rats, gerbils, and hedgehogs. Every pocket pet is unique with different care and treatment requirements. Our veterinarians are experts in keeping your furry friend healthy. We can give you helpful tips for safely and comfortably handling your pet, as well as advise you on proper diet, toys and cage accessories, and general maintenance.
Gerbils, guinea pigs, and hamsters have teeth that grow continuously throughout their lifespan, and often require trimming. Certain chew toys can help keep the teeth worn down and healthy.
Our pocket pet veterinarians also offer treatment for small pets suffering from parasite infestation. Parasites such as lice, mites, and fleas are common in our small, furry friends.
Note: Many pet stores offer a warranty with a 2-3 week return period. We recommend scheduling a veterinary exam within that time frame.
Avian Pet Care in Ft. Walton
For our flying friends, we offer many different veterinary services, including wellness exams, parasite, bacteria or yeast examinations, blood tests, behavioral and dietary consultations, and grooming & wing trimming. We recommend that you bring your bird in for a wellness exam every 6-12 months; birds are proud creatures and often mask illnesses until it is far too late.
Other veterinary services offered for exotic pets include:
● Parasite Screening / Fecal Exam
● Oral / Dental Exam
● Weight Checks
● Blood Screening
● Sex Determination
● Spay/Neuter Procedures
● Behavioral Counseling
● Nail, Beak, and Wing Trims
For new bird owners, we recommend having a full veterinary examination done before taking your new pet home. Birds who have had recent contact with other birds in a pet store are far more likely to be infected with contagious diseases, parasites, or bacteria.
For further inquiries about our exotic pet, pocket pet, and avian veterinary services, call Friendship Veterinary Hospital today.
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