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Many of the problems we see in birds and exotic pets are preventable. The best way to ensure your pet’s health, happiness, and longevity is having a qualified veterinarian perform a wellness exam with appropriate diagnostics such as parasite screens soon after bringing your new pet into your family and biannually after the first checkup. […]



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The Heat is On


Summer in the South can be brutal, and with so many families moving here from around the country, they and their pets may be in for a big surprise. As we all know it’s not just the heat, it’s the humidity! Some pets enjoy extreme temperatures, but most of our exotic pets are not native […]



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Holiday Hazards and How to Avoid Them


Madame Matilda’s Midwinter Maladies  – OR – Holiday Hazards and How to Avoid Them ‘Tis the season for bringing trees indoors, inviting strangers in, and cooking all sorts of traditional concoctions.  It can be a bewildering time for animal companions everywhere.  Some of the things that are brought in can be dangerous to us!  As […]



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Fear-Free Practice: What’s That?


Birds and exotic pets are for the most part prey animals. This means that it is their instinctual nature to regard any type of restraint, handling, or examination as a threat to their lives. The fear response can trigger aggression as they desire nothing more than to escape to safety, can cause them to injure […]



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COVID-19 and Your Pet


Many people are talking about coronavirus in ferrets, cats, and other animals, and some are surrendering their pets to shelters out of fear. This fear is unfounded, and we want to help ease your concerns. You should take the same precautions with them as with family members, and should you note any respiratory signs in […]



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COVID-19 POLICIES UPDATE 03/23/20


NOTICE TO CLIENTS REGARDING COVID-19, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: For your safety as well as that of our staff, we are providing CURBSIDE SERVICE ONLY. This will reduce the risk for both staff members and clients as human-to-human interaction is believed to be the primary mode of transmission. Here is what you need to know: SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS, […]



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Our Response to COVID-19


As we are all aware, there is a growing public health risk surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and we are closely monitoring the situation, including closures and cancellations in our community. Exotic Vet Care will continue to maintain our normal schedule, with your safety and wellness as our priority. Of course, we will continue to sanitize our […]



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Treat Your Pet Right!


With the holidays approaching, we all tend to overindulge in foods both healthy and not-so-healthy, and want to share the celebration with our pets. Rather than offer “junk food”, here are some fun and healthy seasonal treats for your special pets: BIRDS: cooked and cooled sweet potato, whole nuts in the shell (walnuts, almonds, and […]



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Traveling with Your Pet


With hurricane season upon us, we are getting many phone calls about how to travel with exotic pets in case of evacuation. We have compiled this helpful guide to assist you. Your pet should travel in a secure, hard-sided carrier appropriate for his size. For many birds and exotic pets, a cat or dog carrier […]



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What to Expect: At Your Pet’s Surgery


While we have decades of surgical experience we understand that for our clients there are no “routine surgeries”.  The idea of a doctor anesthetizing your pet and performing delicate procedures can be scary for pet owners, so we provide this guide to help you better understand the process of preparing your pet for a safe […]



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