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Avian Veterinary Services

Birds are usually pretty good at hiding their illnesses, so it’s important for the pet owner to pay attention to their behavior. Some common indicators that your bird may not be feeling well include a change in appetite or water consumption, or a noticeable difference in droppings (wetness, color) or physical appearance (fluffed up, less talkative). With birds, time is of the essence when they require medical assistance. That is why it’s extremely important that your feathered companion comes in twice a year for checkups so we can keep them healthy and happy!

Services Quick Guide

Avian Veterinary Services

Avian veterinary services are important as birds are usually pretty good at hiding their sickness. It’s important for the pet owner to pay attention to their behavior.

Some common indicators that your bird may not be feeling well include a change in appetite or water consumption, a noticeable difference in droppings (consistency and color), or a change in appearance and behavior (fluffed up or less interactive). With birds, time is of the essence when they require medical assistance. That’s why it’s extremely important that your feathered companion comes in twice a year for checkups so we can keep them healthy and happy!

Just got a new pet bird?

For the health of all birds in the house, please isolate new birds from any existing birds until they have been properly tested for diseases that may be contagious and cause illness. Contact us today to schedule an avian examination.

Avian Veterinary Services:

  • Physical Examination
  • Nebulization Therapy
  • Bird Sexing
  • Parasite Testing & Control
  • Disease Testing
  • Beak, Wing and Nail Care (we use Dremmels)

Pocket Pet Veterinary Services

Although small animals, or pocket pets, like hamsters, guinea pigs, and ferrets may not require much outdoor exercise, they still have the potential to get diseases.

Respiratory (breathing) problems are very common and also very dangerous since it is through their sense of smell that they can tell where their food and friends are. If you notice your furry friend experiencing any change in appetite, stool production, breathing, or behavior, such as hiding, they may actually be ill and need immediate veterinary care.

If they happen to live with other roommates, there is a significant chance that they may be infected as well. Often times the sooner the diagnosis and treatment, the better the result.

Pocket Pet Veterinary Services:

  • Comprehensive Physical Exams
  • Parasite Treatment and Control
  • Hospitalization and Treatment
  • Nebulization Therapy
  • Husbandry and Specialty Diets
  • Prescription Compounding
  • Surgery
  • Spay and Neuter
  • House Calls

Flea and Tick Prevention for Dogs & Treatment

Did you know that a reptile can contract a disease or parasite just like any other animal? So reptile veterinary services are very important.

Having your pet examined on a routine basis is the best way to potentially detect a disease process before it gets serious. A mild behavior change can be an early indicator that there is something physically wrong with your pet. The sooner you have it checked out by the veterinarian, the better the chance of a successful recovery. Reptiles, by nature, will make every attempt to mask an ailment or disease. It is purely a survival instinct. The sooner you have it checked out, the better the chance for recovery.

Never wait out an illness. It generally does not get better on its own. It usually only gets worse and it is always better to be safe than sorry.

It is critical to the health of your pet that it lives in an environment with the correct temperature, moisture balance, and appropriate lighting. As part of the examination and consultation we will discuss the current living conditions and make recommendations to help achieve the best quality habitat for your reptile friend.

Many reptiles get sick due to a poor diet. Each species has its own special diet and often does not receive the required amount of nutrients needed to maintain proper health, which could lead to Metabolic Bone Disease. We offer recommendations on diets and have mineral and nutritional supplements for reptiles to help prevent any nutritional-related diseases.

Reptile Veterinary Services:

  • Physical Examination / Diagnostic Work-Ups
  • Recommendations on Husbandry
  • Special Diets
  • Parasite Testing & Control
  • Hospitalization
  • House Calls
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Care Animal Hospital

511 East Bloomingdale Avenue
Brandon, FL 33511