Annual wellness exams should occur annually
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Annual check-ups are an essential part of trying to prevent illness from occurring. Just like cats and dogs (and even people), birds and exotic pets should have yearly examinations to try to keep them healthy and to catch any signs of illness early, when treatment is still possible. For some very short-lived exotic pets, such as rats and small birds, check-ups should occur twice a year, as they should for middle-aged ferrets (after age 3-4), older rabbits and guinea pigs (after age 4- 5), and teenage and older  middle- and larger sized-birds. These animals all tend to develop common medical conditions as they age, which, if caught early, may be very treatable. If you haven’t had your special exotic pet checked out in more than a year, you really should. What are you waiting for? Call the Veterinary Center today at (914) 864-1414, and schedule a wellness visit to keep your pet healthy for as long as possible.


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