Have you ever nodded and smiled to the person sitting next to you in your veterinarian’s waiting room and wondered what they had in their animal carrier? In years past you may have peeked in the carrier sitting on their lap and expected to see a cat. More recently, however, with the rise in popularity of exotic pets, you may be surprised to find a ferret, a rabbit, or even a guinea pig sitting next to you.

East Lincoln Animal Hospital in Denver, North Carolina, treats exotic pets as well as cats and dogs. Some of the exotics that we see include small mammals such as rabbits, ferrets, and sugar gliders; and rodents such as gerbils, hamsters, mice, rats, and guinea pigs.

If you have an exotic mammal or a reptile, it’s important to visit a qualified veterinarian who treats exotics to make sure that you have everything you need to keep your pet healthy. Special animals have special needs in order to live a long, happy life. Some, like reptiles, have particular environmental requirements like heating and lighting. Diet, exercise, and habitat are important for the health of all pets, but especially for unusual pets that need that extra care.

Our experienced doctors at East Lincoln Animal Hospital are knowledgeable in the care and treatment of exotic pets. They want to provide you with the information you need to provide the best care for your exotic pet so that you will have it with you for a long time. In the event that your exotic has a problem that is beyond our expertise we typically refer to Dr. Powers, an exotic specialist in Huntersville.

Call us to make make an appointment with one of our experts to have your exotic pet checked out and find out about the care of your pet from someone you can trust.