Pocket Pets

Even the smallest pet can benefit from veterinary visits. Veterinary exams focus on protecting their health and giving them longevity. We provide preventative care like parasite control and teeth trimming for pocket pets. As a pet parent to a gerbil, ferret, guinea pig, hedgehog, or hamster you should always be aware of any sudden changes in their health. We can provide a cost effective treatment for any problem your pocket pet faces. 

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What health issues are common in pocket pets?

Pocket pets are susceptible to diseases, which can also be passed on to you. With yearly exams we can test for these conditions and provide treatment. Here are some health problems that pocket pets may have:

  1. Leptospirosis
  2. Parasite infection
  3. Skin conditions
  4. Tumours
  5. Salmonellosis

When should my pocket pet have a veterinary visit?

Apart from routine wellness exams once per year, your pocket pet should have a veterinary visit when they show any sign of illness. Here’s what you should look for:

  • Weight loss
  • Appearing more quiet than usual
  • Discharge from the eyes or nose
  • Lumps on the body 
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Hair loss or bald patches
  • Diarrhea

Call us at 604-591-5304 if you’re concerned about your pet’s well-being.

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