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Pocket Pet Services

Pocket pets pack a punch in personality and fun. They make great companions for children and kids at heart. Our veterinary team is happy to support you and your fun-sized friend along their health journey. In addition to regular visits, it’s also important to be vigilant for any sudden changes in your pet’s health. If you have any concerns about your pocket pet, please contact us at 705.476.3913.

What are common health issues pocket pets have?

Pocket pets like hamsters, guinea pigs and mice are more likely to carry certain diseases but with proper and regular health checkups, we can help mitigate the risk of some diseases and health concerns. These include:

  • Leptospirosis
  • Salmonellosis (from the same bacteria that causes salmonella)
  • Tumors
  • Parasite infections
  • Skin conditions

    What signs should I look out for?

    If you notice any of the below signs, please contact our veterinary team for support. They could be a sign of underlying health issues. Some signs include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Runny nose
  • Runny eyes
  • Hair loss (i.e. bald patches)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea