Exotic Pet Medicine & SurgeryOur veterinarians are experienced in providing care and treatment for exotic companion animals, including ferrets, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters and rabbits. We understand their unique health needs and can provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical services, as well as counselling on nutrition, behaviour, and general care.
Just because they’re small doesn’t mean they can’t benefit from veterinary attention. Teeth, which grow continuously in gerbils, guinea pigs, and hamsters, often require trimming. (We can also recommend appropriate chew toys, which may help keep the teeth worn down.) Parasites such as lice, mites, and fleas can infest your pet. In addition, these companion animals can suffer from other health issues. Call us if your pet stops eating, loses weight, appears quieter than normal, has discharge from the eyes or nose, or develops a...more
Rabbits are susceptible to a variety of diseases and conditions, including overgrown teeth, hairballs, parasites, and cancer. They also tend to hide signs of illness or pain. Contact us if your rabbit: Has discharge from the eyes or nose, runny stool, or a gurgling stomach Has an elevated or low temperature Begins drooling, scratching at the ears, or sneezing Starts tilting his or her head Develops bald patches in his or her fur Stops eating, appears quieter than normal, or shows other abnormal behaviour In...more