Exotic Pet Care

UNIQUE AND SPECIAL PETS NEED

SPECIALIZED CARE.

At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic, we provide Exotic care and medicine for birds, reptiles, backyard poultry, and pocket pets.

Birds

Reptiles

At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic we provide medical care and services for:

  • Parrot
  • Parakeet
  • Cockatiel
  • Cockatoo
  • Macaw
  • Other Birds

There are so many species of birds currently in the pet trade, that taking care of these beautiful creatures has become an important aspect of veterinary medicine. At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic, we strive to take care of our feathered friends and to ensure that owners are well equipped to deal with the challenges of caring for these exotic avians.

Birds are very keen at hiding all signs of illness and so owners face the challenge of determining when your companion is sick. Leave this responsibility to the veterinarians at Harlingen Veterinary clinic. Yearly examinations will pick up on subtle changes in your birds behavior allowing an illness to be detected and treated before things spiral out of control and your bird is very sick. To ensure that your avian friends enjoy a long and healthy life we recommend the following services:

An important aspect of maintaining a healthy pet bird of is appropriate and regular scheduled veterinary care. At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic our veterinarians believe that identifying and preventing illness allows for happier and healthier companions. Our Veterinarians are proud to provide veterinary care to your companion to ensure a happy life long relationship.

In order to better assess your companion, a veterinarian can make a visit to your house to evaluate the health status of your pet bird. Throughout the visit, your veterinarian can provide valuable insight in preventing illness, and make recommendations regarding husbandry and nutrition.

Just pick up your new feathered friend at the pet store or breeder? Have a veterinarian at Harlingen Veterinary Clinic examine your new pet to ensure they are happy and healthy. Birds that are taken out of one environment and placed into another, feel a large amount of stress, this can allow an illness to occur . Have one of our veterinarian’s discuss with you important information regarding your pets husbandry and nutrition and the important aspects of ownership of an exotic bird. Getting the facts about your new found friend will help keep your pet happy and healthy long term. Our veterinarian’s will also educate you on how to continue making the new transition to your home, an easy and positive experience for your pet.

At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic, our veterinarians provide diagnostic testing to identify parasite burden in your pet bird and to help identify infectious disease that may be responsible for illness in your pet. If you have concerns about changes in behavior, eating habits, energy level or other signs of illness in your companion please contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians.

Given the number of species of pet birds and the large geographical differences in normal habitats, ensuring proper husbandry and nutrition for your pet can be challenging. At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic our veterinarians can help provide you insight into your pets required needs for their enclosure and the food they need to stay happy and healthy. Making sure that the nutrition and husbandry is appropriate for the species of pet bird you own is paramont to preventing disease in your pet. A large majority of illness in our avian companions, stem from a lack of appropriate husbandry and nutrition. Schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians today to discuss any concerns you have about your pets husbandry or nutrition.

With our avian companions, it isn’t always possible to visually identify a boy from a girl, leave the challenge to our veterinarians who can run a simple blood test that will identify the gender of your bird.

At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic, our team is ready to assist in any situation, if your pet is showing signs of disease or illness, please don’t hesitate to contact us immediately. We can provide emergency services as well as surgical and other therapeutic procedures that your pet may require.

At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic we see the following reptiles:

  • Lizards
  • Snakes
  • Chelonians (Turtle + Tortoise)

There are so many species of reptiles currently in the pet trade, that taking care of reptiles has become an important aspect of veterinary medicine. At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic, we strive to take care of our scaled friends and to ensure that owners are well equipped to deal with the challenges of caring for these exotic creatures.

Reptiles are very keen at hiding all signs of illness and so owners face the challenge of determining when a reptile is sick. Leave this responsibility to the veterinarians at Harlingen Veterinary clinic. Yearly examinations will pick up on subtle changes in your pets behavior allowing an illness to be detected and treated before things spiral out of control and your companion is very sick. To ensure that your reptile friend enjoys a long and healthy life we recommend the following services:

Yearly check-ups don’t just benefit our furry companions, our scaled reptilian creatures also require regular veterinary visits. Reptiles are masters at hiding signs of illness and so these regular examinations allow our doctors to detect illness before it is able to cause further damage.

Like most digital images, our practice can easily enhance the digital x-ray image on the computer. We can zoom in, or change the contrast and brightness for better viewing. Plus a digital x-ray technology creates a much clearer and detailed image than traditional x-rays. In identifying and analyzing changes of an ongoing condition that requires a series of images, our practice can utilize computer programs to assist us.

Just pick up your new scaled friend at the pet store or breeder? Have a veterinarian at Harlingen Veterinary Clinic examine your new pet to ensure they are happy and healthy. Reptiles that are taken out of one environment and placed into another, feel a large amount of stress, this can allow an illness to occur . Have one of our veterinarian’s discuss with you important information regarding your specific pet and the important aspects of ownership of an exotic reptile. Getting the facts about your new found friend will help keep your pet happy and healthy long term. Our veterinarian’s will also educate you on how to continue making the new transition to your home, an easy and positive experience for your pet.

Parasites are common in captive reptiles. Normally, a reptile may harbour a small number of these organisms that live within the body and this does not normally lead to disease or illness. Unfortunately, during times of stress these organisms multiple out of control and lead to disease in your pet. At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic, we recommend yearly screening for parasites to ensure that your pet is not feeling down due to a heavy parasite burden. In Reptiles, because they rarely show signs of illness, this preventative measure can really make a difference in the overall health of your animal.

Given the number of species of reptiles and the large geographical differences in normal habitats, ensuring proper husbandry and nutrition for your reptile can be challenging. At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic our veterinarians can help provide you insight into your pets required needs for their enclosure and the food they need to stay happy and healthy. Making sure that the nutrition and husbandry is appropriate for the species of reptile you own is paramont to preventing disease in your pet. A large majority of illness in our reptile companions stems from a lack of appropriate husbandry and nutrition. Schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians today to discuss any concerns you have about your reptiles husbandry or nutrition.

At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic, our team is ready to assist in any situation, if your pet is showing signs of disease or illness, please don’t hesitate to contact us immediately. We can provide emergency services as well as surgical and other therapeutic procedures that your pet may require.

Backyard Poultry

Pocket Pets

At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic we provide medical care and services for:

  • Poultry (chickens)
  • Waterfowl (ducks)

Birds are very keen at hiding all signs of illness and so owners face the challenge of determining when your companion is sick. Leave this responsibility to the veterinarians at Harlingen Veterinary clinic. Yearly examinations will pick up on subtle changes in your flocks behaviour allowing an illness to be detected and treated before things spiral out of control and your flock is very sick. To ensure that your avian friends enjoy a long, productive and healthy life we recomend the following services:

An important aspect of maintaining a healthy flock of chickens is appropriate veterinary care. At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic our veterinarians believe that identifying and preventing illness allows for happier more productive chickens. Our Veterinarians are happy to provide veterinary care to your flock to ensure quality of life, productivity and life long relationships.

In order to better assess your flock, a veterinarian can make a visit to your house to evaluate the health status of your flock. Throughout the visit, your veterinarian can provide valuable insight in preventing illness, increasing productivity and ensuring life long happy chickens.

Living outdoors means that exposure to parasite and infectious disease is part of the day to day challenge your flock is facing. At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic, our veterinarians provide diagnostic testing to identify parasite burden in your flock and to help identify infectious disease that may be responsible for illness or decreased production in your flock. If you have concerns about changes in egg laying, behaviour, or signs of illness in your flock please contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians.

Understanding how to incoporate poultry into your backyard can be challenging at times, trying to balance proper nutrition, biosecurity and husbandry. At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic, we strive to educate our clients on the proper care of their flock . Our veterinarians can meet with you to discuss issues your flock may face and reccommend changes to nutrition, biosecurity and husbandry to allow your flock to thrive.

Living outdoors means that the risk of predation is high for our backyard flocks. This means that attackers can injure birds in the flock, at Harlingen Veteirnary Clinic, our veterinarians stand ready to assist in those emergenices to provide top notch veterinary care to ensure a happy and healthy life for the birds in your flock. Our veterinarians also assist in providing medical care for any illness that occurs, such as bumblefoot (pododermatitis) which is a common condition affecting the feet of your flock. If you have any concerns related to the health of your flock please schedule an in-clinic visit or veterinary house call to have your flock examined.

At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic we provide medical care and services for:

  • Rabbit
  • Guinea Pig
  • Ferret
  • Hamster
  • Gerbil
  • Sugar Glider
  • Hedgehog
  • Skunk
  • Mice
  • Rat
  • Chinchilla
  • Other Small Mammals

There are a variety of different exotic companion mammals currently in the pet trade, taking care of these beautiful creatures has recently become an important part of veterinary medicine. At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic, we strive to take care of your furry companions and to ensure that owners are well equipped to deal with the challenges of caring for these exotic critters.

Small mammals are very keen at hiding all signs of illness and so owners face the challenge of determining when your companion is sick. Leave this responsibility to the veterinarians at Harlingen Veterinary clinic. Yearly examinations will pick up on subtle changes in your pets behavior allowing an illness to be detected and treated before things spiral out of control and your furry friend is very sick. To ensure that your furry friend enjoys a long and healthy life we recommend the following services:

An important aspect of maintaining a healthy pet is appropriate and regular scheduled veterinary care. At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic our veterinarians believe that identifying and preventing illness allows for happier and healthier companions. Our Veterinarians are proud to provide veterinary care to your companion to ensure a happy life long relationship.

In order to better assess your companion, a veterinarian can make a visit to your house to evaluate the health status of your pet. Throughout the visit, your veterinarian can provide valuable insight in preventing illness, and make recommendations regarding husbandry and nutrition.

Just pick up your new furry friend at the pet store or breeder? Have a veterinarian at Harlingen Veterinary Clinic examine your new pet to ensure they are happy and healthy. Exotic small mammals feel a large amount of stress when changing environments and this can allow illness to occur. Have one of our veterinarian’s discuss with you important information regarding your pets husbandry and nutrition and the important aspects of ownership of an exotic companion mammal. Getting the facts about your new found friend will help keep your pet happy and healthy long term. Our veterinarian’s will also educate you on how to continue making the new transition to your home, an easy and positive experience for your pet.

At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic, our veterinarians provide diagnostic testing to identify parasite burden in your pet and to help identify infectious disease that may be responsible for illness in your pet. If you have concerns about changes in behavior, eating habits, energy level or other signs of illness in your companion please contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians.

Ensuring proper husbandry and nutrition for your pet can be challenging. At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic our veterinarians can help provide you insight into your pets required needs for their enclosure and the food they need to stay happy and healthy. Making sure that the nutrition and husbandry is appropriate for the species of pet you are caring for is paramount to preventing disease in your pet. A large majority of illness in our exotic small companions, stem from a lack of appropriate husbandry and nutrition. Schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians today to discuss any concerns you have about your pets husbandry or nutrition.

Like cats and dogs, some exotic companion animals require vaccinations to prevent disease. These vaccinations depend on the species of animal, as each species is at risk for different diseases. The veterinarians at Harlingen Veterinary Clinic can educate you on appropriate vaccine protocols for your pet.

At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic, our team is ready to assist in any situation, if your pet is showing signs of disease or illness, please don’t hesitate to contact us immediately. We can provide emergency services as well as surgical and other therapeutic procedures that your pet may require.

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