Rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs and other small mammals need veterinary care too!
Companion Pet has the expertise to medically treat rabbits and pocket pets, such as ferrets, chinchillas, guinea pigs, rats, mice, gerbils, and hamsters. Just like dogs and cats, your pocket pet requires regular veterinary care to maintain good health.
If you have recently acquired a rabbit or pocket pet, we recommend that you bring your new pet to see us within 1 to 2 weeks of bringing her into your home. This visit allows us to check your pet’s current health condition and discuss tips for proper home care. Be sure to feed your new pet the same food she’s been eating when coming home. we can discuss your pet’s future nutritional needs during your first visit.
During the exam, your pet will receive:
- A comprehensive physical exam, including a dental evaluation for rabbits, ferrets, chinchillas, and guinea pigs
- Thorough diet history and evaluation
- Diagnostic tests as needed
The Importance of Annual Exams for Your Pocket Pet
Signs of illness in rabbits and pocket pets can be difficult to recognize, so it is important to bring your pet in annually for a complete physical exam to ensure that he or she is healthy – early prevention is vital to prolonging your pet’s life.