3310 Grant Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 

3310 Grant Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 

Exotic Pets

Being an exotic pet owner can make it hard to find veterinary care. As a result, it’s a good idea to schedule an appointment with Caring Hands Veterinary Clinic in Philadelphia, PA, when you’re searching for a veterinary practice in your area or a veterinarian near you who has experience as an exotic vet and exotic animal hospital. If you live in the Philly area, you won’t have to go too far to find compassionate, experienced care for all of your pets from exotic ones to non-exotic furry family members.

Exotic Pets

What Are Exotic Pets?

Although some folks may have different ideas of which pets count as “exotic” due to their geographic location and the pets that are typical there, most veterinarians in the United States consider pets exotic when they fall outside of the animals we generally keep as domesticated pets in our homes. For example, cats and dogs would not be considered exotic pets. On the other hand, bearded dragons, hedgehogs, chinchillas, frogs, sugar gliders, and even raccoons would be considered exotic pets. Of course, if you move to another region or country, these pets may be seen as typical so it’s important to keep differences in culture when you travel internationally in mind.

How Is Exotic Pet Care Different from Standard Pet Care?

In Philadelphia, PA, our veterinary practice doesn’t give a one-size-fits-all approach to the pets that come into our office. As a veterinarian near you, we ensure that we tailor our treatment and diagnostic methods to your specific pets’ needs. Smaller exotic animals may need to be handled differently than large dogs. They may also experience more distress than other pets because they can be small and fragile. We work as an exotic vet practice and exotic animal hospital to keep your pet comfortable, no matter what type of pet they may be.

Considerations for Adopting an Exotic Pet

When you’re thinking of adopting an exotic pet, you should check the laws and regulations concerning the ownership of the kind of animal you’re interested in. Our office can help you figure out if it would be legal to keep a prospective exotic animal as a pet. For legal exotic pets, we can do an initial exam to determine their health.

Contact Us

To schedule an appointment for your exotic pet or other pets, call us at Caring Hands Veterinary Clinic in Philadelphia, PA, today.

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