Exotic Pets for Those With Allergies

Do you or a family member close to you suffer from allergies to pet dander? If you’re prevented from owning a dog or cat, you’re not out of luck! An exotic pet may be the solution for you. Learn about a few options below from an Oshawa, ON veterinarian.

Reptiles and Amphibians

Reptile and amphibian pets—lizards, snakes, geckos, frogs, turtles, etc.—are completely hypoallergenic because they don’t give off dander like mammalian pets. These fascinating creatures can make the perfect pet for the right family; consult your vet to learn more about their care and handling.


Although fish can’t exactly be cuddled or taken for walks, they’re fun to take care of and fascinating to watch. Since they’re immersed in an aquarium full of water, they won’t cause any allergic reactions whatsoever!


We realize that arachnid pets like tarantulas and scorpions aren’t for everyone. If you’re not squeamish around these critters, though, they’ll make for wonderful and unique animal companions! Ask your vet for more information on arachnid ownership and care needs.

Does your pet need an examination, vaccinations, or pest-control solutions? Set up an appointment at your Vets Oshawa, ON today. We’re here to help!