Lakeview Veterinary Hospital

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Reptiles

Reptiles

Reptiles make great, fascinating pets—and Lakeview Veterinary Hospital can provide experienced, comprehensive care for:

  • Turtles/tortoises
  • Iguanas
  • Lizards
  • Geckos
  • Chameleons
  • Bearded dragons
  • Snakes

ALL of these animals require a particular environment and specific feeding regimen to thrive. It is very common for reptilian pets to suffer from malnutrition due to an inadequate diet. This is not as a result of neglectful owners, but more because of a lack of thorough knowledge regarding what these animals need to stay healthy.

Reptiles can also be some of the most difficult animals to diagnose when they have a health problem, so it’s important your pet has an annual exam. We recommend bringing a photo of your pet in its enclosure so that we can offer you tips about how to optimize their living conditions and ensure they are getting what they need to have a happy and healthy life. We also ask that you please fill out our Reptile Husbandry Form to help us determine any areas which may need improvement.

If you have any questions or concerns about caring for your reptile or want to schedule an appointment, call us at (504) 482-2173.