As a full-service veterinary clinic, Log Cabin Animal Hospital treats a variety of exotic pets, including ferrets, rabbits, rodents, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters, mice, rats, and gerbils.
If you own a bird or reptile, however, we prefer to recommend you to a more specialized veterinarian, such as Dr. Beasley, located in Williamston, Michigan, Milwood Animal Clinic in Kalamazoo, or Crossroads Animal Hospital in Jackson.
We offer the following quality exotic pet care services:
SYMPTOMS OF AILING OR SICK EXOTIC PETS
Exotics can be very sensitive animals, requiring cautious care, proper housing, and special nutritional needs specific to each unique species. To protect themselves from lurking predators in the wild, most exotic pets will instinctively camouflage sickness until the illness has reached a dangerous and life-threatening stage. For this reason, it is especially important for exotic pet owners to become familiar with normal versus irregular pet behavior. Some common signs or symptoms of illness that you can watch for in your exotic pet include:
- Change in appetite
- Loss of energy or decrease in daily activity
- Hair loss
- Redness, discharge, or drool in the mouth
- Unusual stool
If you notice any concerning changes in your exotic pet’s behavior, please schedule an appointment with us today. We will conduct a physical exam; ask you questions about the exotic’s lifestyle, behaviors, and environment; and pursue other veterinary diagnostics if necessary to find the answers and solutions that will lead your pet to a path of health and overall wellbeing.