Rabbits, rats, ferrets, hamsters, and other small mammals have become popular pets as increasing numbers of pet owners come to understand the unique bond that can form with one of these special creatures.
Just like cats and dogs, small mammals need some of the same routine wellness care.
Our staff of veterinary professionals in Weldon Spring are well-trained in the care of small mammals and can give you the information you need to keep your small exotic pet looking and feeling great.
Much like cats and dogs, small mammal pets benefit from regular veterinary care to help live a long, happy, and healthy life.
During the initial wellness visit, our vet will thoroughly review your pet’s housing, nutrition, and care. A complete and thorough physical exam will be performed. Health screening tests and vaccines will be discussed and recommended when indicated. Our vet will discuss any husbandry, health, or behavior concerns with you and answer any questions you might have. Recommendations will be tailored to the needs of you and your pet.
Many small exotic pets are prey species in the wild and consequently can be very good at hiding the signs of illness until it is quite advanced, which is why preventive veterinary care is so important.
At Tender Care Animal Hospital, we provide routine wellness and preventive care services for your small mammal or pocket pet. Small mammals can also be seen for medical or behavioral concerns.
Small mammals with health or behavior concerns can be seen by our vet. If possible, please call (636) 922-3360 in advance to determine the availability of our veterinarian.
Small mammals or pocket pets, refer to small animals which are kept as pets and could fit into your pocket. Common small mammal pets include:
Tender Care Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of companion animals in Weldon Spring and the St. Charles area. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.