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Small Mammals

At Stoney Trail Veterinary Clinic in Calgary, our veterinarians can treat small mammals such as rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs and more.

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Keeping Your Small Mammal's Health in Check

Small mammals need routine and preventive care just like dogs and cats. While their veterinary care and handling may be different, the goal is ultimately the same: to prevent illness and give your small mammal the best chance at a long and healthy life.

Small mammals have become increasingly popular as pets over the years, and many people have discovered a special bond that can be formed with these special creatures. These unique and delicate pets require a level of care that can only be provided by a veterinarian with specialized knowledge and experience working with small animals.

Making sure that your small mammal is happy and healthy is our top priority. At Stoney Trail Veterinary Clinic, we provide preventive care for small mammals like rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, ferrets, and others. We are proud to be able to take care of your small companion.

Small Mammals Veterinary Care in Calgary

Health Care For Small Mammals

Your small mammal is excellent at hiding illness, which is why it is so important to provide them with routine preventive care throughout their life, with a veterinarian who is experienced at identifying and managing their unique needs.

Our staff are trained to handle and restrain small mammals without causing them anxiety, and we do everything we can to make your pet's visits to our hospital as stress-free as possible.

During each checkup, your veterinarian will conduct a detailed review of your small mammal's housing, nutrition, and care. A thorough physical exam will be performed. Health screening tests and vaccines will be discussed and recommended as needed. Our team will also discuss any at-home care, health, or behaviour concerns with you and answer any questions you might have.

Small Mammal Pet Care FAQs

At Stoney Trail Veterinary Clinic, we are proud to provide our clients with guidance and education. Read through some of our frequently asked questions below to see what clients want to know about small mammal care:

  • What is a small mammal?

    Small mammals include small companion animals such as rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, hedgehogs, chinchillas, rats, mice, hamsters and gerbils.

  • How do I know if a small mammal is the right pet for me?

    Deciding whether to get a bunny, rat, guinea pig or another type of small mammal requires serious consideration. An overexcited child or someone without the proper knowledge of small mammal care could cause stress or injury.

    Research is critical when deciding which pet is the best fit for you and your family. When considering small mammals as pets, this is doubly true, and doing prep work is imperative. Before buying, research their specific requirements regarding food, supplies, facilities, and other aspects. Ensure you purchase from a reputable source.

  • Do small mammals need preventive care?

    Yes, preventive care is important for small mammals. Many small mammals are prey species in the wild, which means that they can be very good at hiding the signs of illness until it is quite advanced. By taking them to a veterinarian for routine checkups, these subtle signs of illness can be diagnosed and treated early.

  • Do you offer urgent care appointments for small mammals?

    Our Calgary veterinarians do offer urgent appointments for small mammals. Please call  (403) 247-2737 in advance to determine the availability of our veterinarian.

New Patients Welcome

Stoney Trail Veterinary Clinic is accepting new patients! We are a team of veterinary professionals devoted to giving our patients the best care possible. Get in touch today to book your best friend's first appointment.

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