The veterinarians at Goodwin Animal Hospital in Montgomery, Alabama are experienced in the care and treatment of many different animals, including small mammals or pocket pets such as guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, rats, gerbils, and hedgehogs and pet birds.
These little mammals are often called pocket pets, are all unique with different care and treatment requirements. Our veterinarians know the ins and outs of your furry friend’s health. We can give you helpful tips for safely and comfortably handling your pet, as well as talk with you about a proper diet, chew toys and cage accessories, and general maintenance and health. Teeth in gerbils, guinea pigs, and hamsters grow continuously throughout the animal’s lifespan and often require trimming. Certain chew toys can help keep the teeth worn down and healthy.
We also offer treatment for small animals suffering from parasite infestation. Parasites such as lice, mites, and fleas are common in our small, furry friends.
For our flying friends, we offer additional services, such as nail, beak & wing trimming. For new bird owners, we recommend having a full examination done before taking your new pet home. Birds who have had recent contact with other birds in a pet store are far more likely to be infected with contagious diseases, parasites or bacteria.
Just because they are tiny, it doesn’t mean they don’t deserve the best veterinary attention. For further inquiries about Goodwin Animal Hospital’s veterinary services in Montgomery for pocket pets, please call our office today.