Seneca Animal Hospital provides reptile veterinarian services from our hospital in Seneca, SC. We understand the needs of reptiles and make sure they receive proper care and treatment. Our facility offers a wide array of services to meet the needs of reptiles and their owners. Reptiles require similar care and treatment, including checkups, typically offered to furry animal companions. Regular visits to a reptile veterinarian can help owners detect early signs of any medical problems.
The Importance of Reptile Veterinary Care
Providing your reptile companion with a long and healthy life starts with taking them in for regular visits to a reptile veterinarian. They perform physical assessments and look for signs of illness or distress. Reptile veterinarian services can also include performing diagnostic testing to make sure a reptile is not suffering from an underlying illness that requires additional treatment.
When you bring your reptile in for the first time, the reptile vet typically asks the owner questions about the reptile like the current housing used, what it eats, and the details of its daily routine. They may make recommendations about adjustments that could allow the reptile to be more comfortable or would improve its quality of life.
Services Offered by Our Reptile Veterinarian
Reptile veterinary services include giving the reptile a full checkup from the head to the tail. They may also examine its skeletal structure, listen to cardiac rhythms, and observe its respiratory process. Make sure you provide the vet with any details that could help them diagnose any potential medical issues.
The vet may also perform additional tests to assess the health and status of your reptile, including:
- Checking for internal parasites through fecal analysis
- Determining its actual sex
- Blood tests to make sure the reptile is healthy
- Radiographs to check for any injuries or metabolic bone disease (MBD)
- Microbiological testing to look for bacteria and yeasts
Reptiles may end up falling ill because of environmental deficiencies. Make sure you make any adjustments they recommend around light, nutrition, or temperature. Your vet may also recommend additional services like surgery to repair an injury or remove a tumor. The earlier you bring your pet in for treatment, the greater the chances are that they can successfully recover from a medical problem.