Preventing Respiratory Infections In Reptiles

Let's discuss about preventing respiratory infections in reptiles.

For most humans respiratory infections are annoying, but can easily be treated or go away will some time. In reptiles, treatment of respiratory infections is important.

Before your reptile ever gets a respiratory infection, you should be taking measures to avoid them. Doing a few simple things can prevent your pet from getting respiratory infections as well as a whole list of other infections, illnesses, and diseases that can be harmful and in some cases deadly.

Reptiles and all pets need a proper diet. What is a proper diet? It's a well-balanced diet full of nutritional food that keeps a pet healthy. Different species of reptiles have different diets. Some reptiles are carnivores, while other are herbivores. Some reptiles are even omnivores. Finding the right diet for your pet is important. Consult a veterinarian, reptile professional, or do research online. Use a variety of foods and supplements if needed. A proper diet keeps a reptile and their immune system healthy. A healthy immune systems means less chance of getting ill.

All pets also need a clean environment to be healthy. Would you want to live in a smelly home with bacteria and fungus? Nobody would. It's gross and unhealthy. If a reptile's tank isn't frequently cleaned there are more chances of infections. Reptiles environments need to be clean, the right temperature gradients according to the species and also at the right humidity level depending on the reptile. Reptile's need warm environments, but they should have warm spots and some cooler spots so they can regulate their body temperature appropriately.

Taking these preventive measures can keep a reptile healthier and allow them to live longer. However, if your reptile does get a respiratory infection or any other illness, there are usually treatments. On the other hand, some diseases are fatal and untreatable, which is why prevention is the best thing a pet owner can do.

The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your veterinarian or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment.