At our animal hospital in Niagara Falls, our veterinarians are experienced in providing care and treatment for exotic companion animals, including rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, gerbils, hamsters, hedgehogs, birds, reptiles, and more. We understand their unique health needs and can provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical services, as well as counseling on husbandry, nutrition, behavior, and general care. If you have any questions we invite you to contact our office to speak with on of our exotic pet veterinarians today!
Proper husbandry (care and management) is paramount to the health and well-being of your exotic animal. All too often, common health issues are due to an inappropriate environment and/or diet. The pet care recommendations provided by our exotic animal veterinarians are based on the most up-to-date information on husbandry. We provide individualized education on all of the nutrition and husbandry questions that you may have about your exotic pet.
We are equipped to provide both routine and major surgery for a large number of exotic species. Some more common surgeries performed at our hospital include:
Dental problems are one of the most common reasons small mammals such as rabbits, chinchillas, and guinea pigs get sick. Even ferrets need periodic dental cleanings, just like dogs and cats do! We provide exotic pet dentistry to identify and treat dental disease, including:
Radiographic interpretation using detailed mammography plate and digital imaging
Photo documentation & grading of dental disease
Surgical tooth extractions
Often it is impossible to identify a bird's gender visually, with the exception of a few bird breeds that are sexually dimorphic. We perform advanced DNA sexing for gender identification using a single drop of blood. This sample can be easily and safely obtained from a vein causing minimal stress for the bird. A genetic picture is produced, analyzing the bird's sex. The results are available in 3-4 days and the results are extremely accurate.
There are special situations where your pet's condition may require the assistance of a secondary specialist, such as a veterinary ophthalmologist or veterinary oncologist. We maintain close relationships with several local and regional veterinary specialists for these additional health needs and will coordinate your referral if needed.
Regardless of what your exotic companion pet needs to enjoy a happy, healthy life as a part of your family, call on Niagara Falls Animal Medical Centre today!