2100 Lane Street Kannapolis, NC 28083
Phone 704.932.8111 | Email info@griffinexotics.com

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday – Closed

Reading a syringe

Everyone needs to know how to read and understand the markings on a syringe to avoid mistakes after a trip to the vet. It can be very confusing trying to figure out the difference between 0.1 ml and 0.01 ml when you have never done it before and in a rush to make your pet feel better.

Say you take your pet to the vet and the vet gives you medication, they usually go over the dosage with you and write it on the bottle. When you get home, you read the instructions on the bottle and it plainly shows to give your pet 0.04 ml daily. You grab the syringe, put it in the bottle and draw back out to the line that reads 0.4 and give it to your pet. It can be that easy to misunderstand the markings on a syringe and give your pet 10 times the dosage instead of the correct amount.

Be careful to locate the decimal point and not to confuse any extra 0s before or after the main number. Sometimes .1 can be written as .10 but it is still 0.1 on the syringe and not 1.0 or 1, just remember the leading (before the decimal point) and trailing zeros have no real significance and are just unnecessary place holders.

 

FOCUSED EXCLUSIVELY ON BIRD & EXOTIC PETS

We exclusively treat these exotic pets:

  • SMALL MAMMALS or "Pocket Pets"
    • rabbits
    • ferrets
    • guinea pigs
    • chinchillas
    • rats
    • hedgehogs
    • hamsters
    • mice
    • gerbils
    • sugar gliders
    • degus 
    • other small rodents
  • BIRDS
    • parrots
    • canaries
    • finches
    • chickens
    • ducks
    • peacocks
  • REPTILES
    • non-venomous snakes
    • lizards
    • turtles
    • tortoises
    • salamanders
    • frogs
    • toads
  • OTHER PETS
    • fish
    • scorpions

We do not see cats (including “Exotic” cats), dogs, farm animals, monkeys, crocodilians, pot bellied pigs, venomous reptiles, dangerous animals as defined by the state (including foxes, skunks, raccoons, etc).

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Closures

Upcoming Closing

The office will be closed from 5 pm on Friday, September 27, 2019 through Sunday, October 6, 2019.  We will reopen on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 8 am.  If you need assistance during this time, please contact the Exotic Pet Service at NC State University (919-513-6999), Avian & Exotic Animal Care in Raleigh (919-844-9166) or Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Huntersville (704-949-1100) (They may refer you elsewhere).

Additional days we will be closed over the next few months:

Thursday & Friday, November 28 & 29, 2019 – Thanksgiving

Tuesday, December 24, 2019  – Thursday, December 26, 2019 – Christmas

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 – Thursday, January 2, 2020 – New Year’s

REPTICON

Come join us at Repticon October 19 & 20, 2019.  Lots of vendors with reptiles and equipment for sale.

Address:  Cabarrus Arena & Events Center

4751 Highway 49 North, Concord, NC 28025

For more details:  https://repticon.com/north-carolina/charlotte/

 

TESTIMONIALS

Best exotic pets vets in the local area!

Best exotic pet veterinarian in the local area!

Lan
This little clinic is a great place!

This little clinic is a great place! They go above and beyond your expectations. I wouldn't take my rats anywhere else. They even sent me a card in the mail when one of my rats passed. They're the best; compassionate, welcoming and straight forward.

Vanessa

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HOURS & DIRECTIONS

Monday:            8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday:            8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday:    8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Thursday:          8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday:                 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday:           Closed
Sunday:               Closed

Location and Directions

Griffin Exotics
2100 Lane Street
Kannapolis, NC 28083

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