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Product of the Month
Reptile Products – Keep your pet healthy and happy with the latest products for reptile care, available at the Veterinary Center:
- Nutritional Supplements
Spring Bird Discount
The Veterinary Center for Birds & Exotics is offering a 10% discount for all new bird examinations this spring. Check out our flyer to learn more!
Holiday Boarding Reminder
Easter and Passover are right around the corner. If you’re wondering who you can trust with your bird, ferret, rabbit, rodent, reptile, hedgehog, sugar glider, pot-bellied pig, or other exotic pet when you’re away? We provide exceptional boarding services for avian and exotic pets, ensuring that they are comfortable and treated with the same care and kindness they would receive from you at home! Leave town with the peace of mind that your pet will receive the same attention you would give from licensed professionals trained specifically to care for these unique species. Plus, bring toys, food, bedding, and other items to make your pet feel at home. Enjoy your trip, worry free, while your pet receives excellent care from our team. Call us to schedule their stay: (914) 864-1414.
Rabbit Adoption Event April 26
This event takes place at the Veterinary Center on Saturday, April 26, from 2-5pm. Rabbits of all sizes, shapes, and colors will be up for adoption! We also welcome you to tour our facilities when you come for this event. All of the rabbits up for adoption are provided by Hop Along Hollow Rabbit Rescue, and all who are adopted that day will receive 10% off their initial examination at the Veterinary Center.
After a long, cold winter, spring has finally arrived, and with spring comes the birth of many new exotic animal babies. Whether it’s birds, bunnies, or bearded dragons, many new little exotic pets are born in spring, and all new pets should have a check-up to help ensure they are healthy and receiving the most up-to-date, proper care. So, whether you are the proud parent of a new exotic pet baby, or the parent of an older exotic pet that you were afraid to bring in over the winter due to the extreme cold, spring is a perfect time for a check-up. So call the Veterinary Center (www.avianexoticsvet.com) today at 914 864-1414, and schedule your pet’s check-up. Plus, if you mention this email, you’ll get 10% the cost of the examination fee. Happy spring!
Making Sure Your Pets Have What They Need
After months of cold, dreary days, finally we’re starting to get the hint of warmer weather and sunshine. With such extreme cold, many parrots and reptiles that need ultraviolet light to stay healthy have been inside – away from natural sunshine – for months. Hopefully, in a month or two, it will be warm enough to bring these pets outside for a daily dose of the ultraviolet light (UV) they need. Ultraviolet light is critical in helping birds and most reptiles make vitamin D in their skin, so that they can absorb calcium from their food. Calcium is essential in maintaining a healthy body and in forming eggs – something many birds and reptiles do every spring, even when they have no mates. Without adequate UV light, these pets (especially the egg-layers) are at huge risk for becoming egg-bound, a life threatening condition where eggs get stuck inside them. Don’t let this happen to your pet! Call the Veterinary Center today to find out about proper UV light for your bird or reptile and about other tips to prevent egg-binding.
Pets Who are Super Sexual in Spring
Spring has arrived – the time of year when many species mate. It’s also the time of year the Veterinary Center staff sees a big increase in egg-laying. Wild birds and reptiles generally lay eggs in response to warmer temperatures, longer day length, and increased availability of food. Pet birds and reptiles don’t always follow this rule, but they do tend to increase reproductive activity in the spring. This is fine for most pets but can become a problem for those that lay many eggs in a row and are not on diets rich in calcium, vitamin D, protein, and other nutrients critical to egg formation. These animals may deplete their nutrient stores, become weak, fracture bones, become egg-bound (eggs get stuck inside them), and even die. Fortunately, the Veterinary Center now has 2 commonly used hormones – Lupron and Deslorelin – that can be administered safely to chronic egg-layers that are developing signs of illness to temporarily stop egg-laying and to allow their bodies to recover. So, if you bird or reptile is super sexual this spring and has become an egg-laying machine, call the Veterinary Center to find out more.