The Best of Care for Small Companions

We offer preventative and general care for common ailments that afflict our small companions. Please be advised that because we are not a specialized facility, these types of pets will be seen on a case by case basis. In order to ensure you and your pet receive the best quality care, you may referred to a specialist based on the attending physician’s recommendation. Contact us today to know how we can help care for your exotic pet!

Exotic pets- whether they are guinea pigs, hamsters, birds, turtles, snakes or iguanas – deserve special care and attention with respect to nutrition and environment. While most exotic pets adapt to new surroundings, some special care will help them become well-adjusted and happy in their new environment.

If you are the proud owner of an exotic pet, you can take comfort also in knowing that the best of veterinary medical care is available at Spring Animal Hospital! We are pleased to extend our expert veterinary care to a wide range of exotic pets. Exotic pets we treat include, but are not limited to:


Rabbits are a bundle of energy and joy! While they make for delightful companions, they can be prone to many health conditions. Worms, parasites and overgrown teeth are some of the problems that can be distressing to your pet rabbit. Regular dental check-ups are important to address teeth problems that can interfere with your pet’s food intake and nutrition. Some other serious problems in rabbits can include:

  • Discharge from nose or eyes
  • Watery stools
  • Rumbling noises from stomach
  • Low or high temperatures
  • Sneezing or drooling
  • Tilting head
  • Bald patches on fur
  • Not eating food

Pocket Pets (Hamsters, guinea pigs)

Pocket pets are adorable creatures that are easy on maintenance! Guinea pigs and hamsters are voracious eaters and they need their teeth to be in top shape to be able to munch away constantly. Overgrown teeth can be disastrous for guinea pigs leading to inability to chew and ultimately malnutrition. As with rabbits, these pets can also encounter discharge from eyes or ears, skin infections, lumps, vitamin deficiencies, fever, sneezing or coughing and so on.


Health problems in birds may be difficult to identify as they are good at masking the symptoms till they are in advanced stage. If you have recently become an owner of a bird, it is important to check if there are any contagious disease conditions that your pet could have acquired in its previous location. Nutritional deficiencies, food poisoning or toxicity are some concerns that need immediate attention of experts. With the best of exotic pet experts at Long Beach, we will address these issues case by case and refer to the appropriate expert as needed.


Reptiles need a lot of care when it comes to nutrition, the ideal surroundings, sanitation and so on to prevent disease conditions. Snakes can be prone to worm infections, parasites and ticks while there can be gastrointestinal, liver related or respiratory illnesses. Vomiting, dry skin, swelling, loss of energy or weight, and wheezing are some distress signals in reptiles.