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Pocket Pet Medical Care

Pocket Pet Medical CareIs your loved one a furry, four-legged pocket pet? Your rabbit, ferret, guinea pig, hamster, gerbil, rat, mouse, or chinchilla is welcome here. We provide both medical and surgical care for your pocket pet. We’ve even done a hysterectomy on a mouse! Please call us if you have a medical concern relating to your pocket pet. (We do not take care of birds or reptiles, but will be happy to provide you with phone numbers for some local veterinarians that do.)

Click on the appropriate species below to determine basic problems that should be seen by a veterinarian:

Chinchillas

  • Bleeding
  • Breathing/Respiratory Problems
  • Dental/teeth problems (overgrown teeth)
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty or unable to urinate or defecate
  • Heat Stroke
  • Lethargy
  • Not Eating Or Drinking
  • Poor Coat
  • Unusual Fecal Matter

Here are links to information about Chinchillas:

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Gerbils

  • Bleeding
  • Breathing/Respiratory Problems
  • Broken Tail
  • Dental/teeth problems (overgrown teeth)
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty or unable to urinate or defecate
  • Lethargy
  • Mites
  • Not eating or drinking
  • Red noses
  • Scent Gland Tumor
  • Seizures

Here are links to information about Gerbils:

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Guinea Pigs (Cavies)

  • Bleeding
  • Breathing Problems
  • Dental Problems
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty or unable to urinate or defecate
  • Eye Problems
  • Hair Loss
  • Head Tilt
  • Lethargy
  • Limping
  • Loss of Balance
  • Mites
  • Not eating or drinking
  • Swollen and/or Ulcerated Footpads
  • Swollen Joints
  • Weight Loss

Here are links to information about Guinea Pigs (Cavies):

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Ferrets

  • Anal Gland problems
  • Ate “Foreign Body”
  • Bleeding
  • Breathing Problems
  • Colds and Flu
  • Collapsing while playing
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty or unable to urinate or defecate
  • Eye Problems
  • Fleas and other parasites (do not use Over the Counter Flea products)
  • Lethargy
  • Limping
  • Lumps and bumps
  • Not eating or drinking
  • Staggering while walking, blank stares

Here are links to more information about Ferrets:

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Hamsters

  • Bleeding
  • Breathing Problems
  • Dental Problems
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty or unable to urinate or defecate
  • Eye Problems
  • Hair Loss
  • Lethargy
  • Limping
  • Loss of Balance
  • Mites
  • Not eating or drinking
  • Swollen and/or Ulcerated Footpads
  • Swollen Joints
  • Weight Loss

Here are links to more information about hamsters:

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Mice & Rats

  • Bite Wounds
  • Bleeding
  • Breathing Problems
  • Dental Problems
  • Diarrhea
  • Dehydration
  • Difficulty or unable to urinate or defecate
  • Ear Problems
  • Eye Problems
  • Hair Loss/Skin Problems
  • Lethargy
  • Limping
  • Mites
  • Not eating or drinking
  • Weight Loss

Here are links to more information about mice and rats:

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Rabbits

  • Diarrhea with listlessness
  • Sudden loss of appetite with bloat and abdominal gurgling
  • Loss of appetite with labored breathing
  • Loss of appetite with runny nose
  • Head tilt
  • Heat Stroke
  • Incontinence (urine-soaked rear legs)
  • Abscesses, lumps, or swellings anywhere
  • Any sudden behavior change

Here are links to more information about Rabbits and Rabbit Medical Problems:

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