Pocket Pets Services
They may be small in size, but pocket pets have a huge place in the hearts of pet parents and animal lovers not only here in our community but all over the world. Our team here at Central Animal Hospital can treat hamsters, guinea pigs, ferrets, rabbits and other types of bite-sized furry friends. Like with all other animals, these pets require constant medical care and wellness check-ups. Call us at 250-376-7208 to book their next appointment and to learn more about how we can help your tiny friend stay healthy all their life.
How can I take care of my pocket pet?
The exact steps you need to take to ensure your small pet stays healthy will depend on their specific species and breed. Factors such as their diet, housing and socialization must be prioritized. For example some pocket pets like sugar gliders, need to have structures in their home to climb on. Others like rabbits need to have surfaces or food to constantly chew on so their teeth stays in good form. As well, pets like guinea pigs prefer to have another furry companion with them – they do not like to be alone. Mice, for example are nocturnal so they are more active at night than during the daytime. If you are unsure about the unique requirements of your pocket pet please do not hesitate to reach out to our team.
What type of veterinary care do pocket pets need?
It is a common misconception that pocket pets are “lower maintenance” pets. The truth is they also need lifelong medical care from professionals like us. Wellness visits (annually, at the minimum), spays, neuters, vaccinations and parasite protection are just some of the treatments that pocket pets require.