These charming little animals have been melting hearts for a very long time and are high on the list of favourite pets. Despite the fact that pocket pets, like mice, rats, hamsters, rabbits and guinea pigs, may not require much outdoor exercise, they still have the potential to get diseases.
At Ellerslie Vet Clinic we offer comprehensive physical exams, parasite treatment and control, hospitalization, treatment and surgery for your pocket pet.
As an example, breathing (respiratory) problems are very common and also very treacherous since it is through their sense of smell that rodents can tell where their food and friends are. If you notice that your pocket pet is experiencing any change in appetite, stool production, breathing or a change of behaviour, such as hiding, they may actually be ill and need immediate veterinary care. If your furry friend lives together with other fellows, there is a significant chance that his roommates may be infected as well.
At Ellerslie Veterinary Clinic, we'll make sure your pocket pet is in good condition and show you how you can detect early signs of problems. Routine check-ups help us discover potential problems and provide a time for you to discuss your concerns and/or changes in your pocket pet's behaviours. We have the expertise and experience to offer advanced care and treatments. Just because they're small doesn't mean they're not important. Any pet is a special pet. We are committed to keeping your loved ones healthy and happy for a long time to come.