Our veterinarians provide a wide variety of services for birds, reptiles, pocket pets (rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, ferrets), and more.
Bring your furry, scaly, or feathered friend to visit us and ask us about the care we can offer!
Exotic Pet Dentistry
Dental problems in some exotic species can be very common.
Rabbits and rodents have continuous growing or “open ended” incisors. Rabbits and some rodents, like guinea pigs and chinchillas, also have continuously growing molars. If these animals are not fed the correct food items in the correct proportions, they can develop spurs, points, or overgrown teeth.
In some cases, your pet may have a genetic predisposition to developing dental problems, which means that teeth problems may run in your pet’s family. If left untreated, these teeth problems will become painful and start preventing your pet from eating properly and drooling, which will lead to weight loss and low energy. This can also lead to abscess formations (a pocket of pus or infections) along the roots of the teeth.
Any stage of dental disease in these species can quickly become a life-threatening problem.
Here at Windrush, we are equipped to deal with these issues and can advise on a number of options best suited to your individual pet to prevent, maintain, or even cure these problems. If necessary, we can perform a “dental float” with anesthesia, in which teeth are trimmed/ground down to alleviate the pain/discomfort associated with dental disease.
Our staff are always available to help keep your feathered friend looking their best. We offer routine beak trims (plus scale and polishing), wing trims, and nail trims for all types of birds.