May 2, 2018

Pocket Pets Need Vets, Too!


Did you know Millennials are now the primary pet-owning demographic and account for half of the owners of small mammals, or pocket pets; which include rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, ferrets and gerbils? Health care is just as important for pocket pets as it is for cats and dogs.

If you are ready to bring a new small pet into your home, it is important to do your homework to decide which pet is best suited for your family and your lifestyle. Small pets require special housing equipment to keep them safe from the dangers they may encounter if they should escape into your home. Many pocket pets suffer from chronic health conditions, usually because of inadequate nutrition and husbandry. Most of these types of pets require more specialized care due to their exotic origination. Many of these health conditions can be prevented with the proper education and guidance, which veterinarians can provide.

 

Call us during our convenient office hours to

schedule a health checkup for your small furry companions.

(406) 252-9499