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Care for Bearded Dragons

February 01, 2024

Bearded dragons, with their unique appearance and charming personalities, have become increasingly popular as pets in recent years. These small reptiles are native to Australia and are known for their distinctive bearded appearance and gentle demeanor. A localCovington, GA  vet discusses some of the basics of beardie care in this article.  Basics of Bearded Dragons Originally from Australia, bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeps) are named for the spiky beard-like pouch under their throats. Usually, bearded dragons … Read More »

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January Has Gone To The Birds: It’s Adopt A Rescued Bird Month

January 01, 2024

It’s Adopt A Rescued Bird Month! While there’s certainly no bad time to bring a new pet into your home, if you have been considering getting a pet bird, this is a perfect time for it. Read on as a local Covington, GA vet offers some advice on bringing Polly into your home. Tips For Choosing the Right Bird Our feathered buddies vary wildly in terms of things like noise levels, life expectancy, and volume. … Read More »

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Fall Ferret Care

October 01, 2023

Autumn is upon us! While we may not get as drastic of a seasonal change here in Georgia as our neighbors up north do, there is definitely a perceptible shift. That’s something for pet owners to be aware of. A Covington, GA vet offers some info on taking care of a ferret in fall. Weather  Ferrets should be kept at a comfortable room temperature. Extreme heat and cold are both hard on them. As it … Read More »

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Tips For Handling Your Sugar Glider

August 01, 2023
Sugar Glider

Sugar gliders have been growing increasingly popular over the past several years. These cute little furballs are very sweet and fun pets! Just like our other animal companion, gliders have some unique traits and qualities, and they come with their own set of do’s and don’ts. In this article, a local Covington, GA vet offers some advice on handling your gliders. Let Them Settle Don’t try to handle gliders until they’ve had time to settle … Read More »

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Safe And Unsafe Foods For Bunnies

July 01, 2023

July is Adopt A Rescued Rabbit Month! Rabbits are great pets! They actually are fairly easy keepers, once you have the basics down. Like any other animal, they do need a good diet to thrive. A local Covington, GA vet lists some safe and unsafe options below.  Unsafe Produce The list of unsafe fruits and veggies includes avocado,  bamboo shoots; dried, raw, lima, kidney, and soy beans; cabbage; chocolate; coffee; corn; dog/cat food; grains; meat; … Read More »

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Summer Reptile Care

June 01, 2023

Summer is (almost) officially here. Those of you with reptiles may find that there are both pros and cons to the warmer weather. Given that reptiles are cold-blooded, this time of year is generally safer and more comfortable for them than the colder months are. However, there are still a few things to keep in mind here. A Covington, GA veterinarian discusses summer reptile care in this article. Temperatures Reptiles have much more specific temperature … Read More »

5 Chameleon Care Tips

May 01, 2023

Are you considering adopting a chameleon? Chameleons are without a doubt one of the cutest and most fascinating reptiles. However, these pretty lizards are extremely fragile, and need a lot of care. A Covington, GA vet offers some basic care tips below. Don’t Underestimate Their Care Needs First things first: chameleons are definitely not starter lizards. If you’re new at keeping reptiles, we strongly recommend starting with an easier keeper. Bearded dragons and leopard geckos … Read More »

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Choosing A Pet Chinchilla

April 01, 2023

Are you considering adopting a chinchilla? These tiny balls of fur are very cute and charming. They’re also much more personable than people realize! That said, it’s important to make an informed decision when adopting an animal, even—and perhaps especially—with an exotic pet. Unless you’re very experienced and willing to rehabilitate a sick pet, you’ll want to choose a healthy one. A Covington, GA veterinarian offers some advice on choosing a chinchilla below. Fur Chinchillas … Read More »

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Seasonal Care For Exotic Pets

November 01, 2021

Winter is coming! Dogs and cats have some protection from the weather, as they have fur coats on. However, other pets are even more vulnerable to cold weather. Many exotic pets and reptiles can get very sick if they get too cold! And while we aren’t exactly the coldest state, we do get those chilly nights and weeks. A Covington, GA vet offers some advice on caring for exotics and reptiles in winter below. Temperature … Read More »

Walking a Reptile

June 01, 2021

Are you interested in taking your pet reptile for a walk? While not all of our scaled friends will enjoy going for strolls, some do. There are a few things to keep in mind here, though. A Covington, GA vet offers some tips on walking your reptile below. Choose The Right Gear You’ll need to get a harness, rather than a collar, for your scaled buddy. Get something that you can adjust. A ferret harness … Read More »

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