Reptiles make interesting, enjoyable pets and while they tend to require less daily care than a dog or cat, they do have very specific needs and can suffer serious health consequences if not cared for properly.
Dr. Edsall has experience with all kinds of reptiles and can see and treat:
- Bearded dragons
One of the most important things to know about reptiles is that, in general, they cannot control their own body temperature, so providing the proper type of environment—including light, heat, and humidity—is key. There’s a human health concern with reptiles as well since many can carry salmonella bacteria, which can sicken people, so proper handling and hygiene is a necessity.
Having a veterinarian with special knowledge about reptiles is key, so they can advise you about proper nutrition, parasite control, socialization, housing, and grooming for your new pet. To book an appointment for your reptile friend, request a visit online or call us at (805) 369-2222.