Many people love owning pets from the rodent family, as they make quiet and affectionate companions. We are happy to provide comprehensive veterinary treatment for the special needs of gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, chinchillas, rats and mice. A rodent’s teeth grow continuously, and often require trimming. Appropriate chew toys (made of wood or woven grass) can help keep the teeth worn down. Parasites such as lice, mites, and fleas can infest your pet. Your rodent can also develop other health issues such as digestive problems, cancer, and bladder stones.
Call us if your pet stops eating, loses weight, appears quieter than normal, has discharge from the eyes or nose, or develops a lump on its body.
We can provide you with information on the specific dietary and housing needs of your pet. You can also find a wealth of information in the Pet Health section of our website, under Illustrated Articles