Coming Soon: Reptilia Veterinary Center

Veterinary Services Coming Soon to a Reptilia Near You!

Do Reptiles need Veterinary Care? When taking on the responsibility of an animal, it is the owner’s responsibility to give that animal the best possible life. Reptiles are hardy animals and rarely get sick when taken care of properly, but accidents can happen and owners should be prepared for some occasional vet bills over the course of their pet’s life.

All-Inclusive Veterinary Care

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Expert Care Advice

Routine Health Checks

Emergency Care

Boarding Services

Illness & Injury

When should I bring my pet to a Vet?

Reptiles are very good at hiding signs of illness and injury. It’s important to know what is normal for your pet in terms of how regularly they eat and defecate, their activity levels and weight, as change can signal a potential problem.

Book an appointment with your veterinarian if your pet shows signs of:

  • Weight loss

  • Mucus from nares or mouth

  • Wheezing or rattling sounds when breathing

  • Cheesy/scabby debris around or inside mouth

  • Feces is undigested (prey, veggies or bones visible)

  • Hard mass felt in the abdomen

  • Feces is mostly mucus

  • Very frequent defecation in comparison to normal

  • No defecation for a long time

  • Lays some eggs, but after 24hrs, still appears to have more left inside

  • Muscle tremors

  • Internal tissue prolapsed out of the cloaca (bum)

  • Stuck shed skin that will not come off

  • Visible parasites such as mites

  • Lethargy

  • Uncoordinated movements or odd body positioning

  • Abnormal behaviors or unfamilair symptoms

False Alarm Symptoms

It may take some time for you to get used to a reptile’s behaviour. There are some behaviour that may worry you but may be completely normal for your reptile.

Here are few normal things your pet may do that most likely do not require medical intervention:

  • Geckos and many other lizards naturally drop their tail as a defense. As long as the tail comes off cleanly and shows no signs of infection, no intervention is necessary
  • It’s normal for there to be a rose colored blush on the belly of a snake starting a shed cycle
  • Skipping a couple meals with no weight loss occurring

 

If you’re still concerned, contact us!

Have you considered adopting a reptile?

Along with our Veterinary Services, Reptilia’s Adoption and Rescue Center aims to help reptiles by connecting them with loving owners and a forever home. Whether it’s your first reptile or you’re adding 1 to the family, help us give our amazing reptiles a good home.

Visit our Adoptions Page for more information.