Quality Care for Exotic Mammals in South Lebanon
Ferrets, guinea pigs, rabbits and other small mammals, also known as pocket pets, have become increasingly popular as greater and greater numbers of prospective pet owners have started to realize the kind of unique bond they can share with these diminutive and special creatures.
Just like cats and dogs, or any pet, small mammals require routine wellness care, vaccinations and parasite treatments in order to live long, healthy and happy lives.
Our staff of skilled professionals in South Lebanon is well-trained in the care of small mammals and can give you the information you need to keep your pocket pet looking and feeling great.
Experience & Training in Exotic Pet Care
Caring for your small mammals requires specialized knowledge and experience. Because of this, we want to assure your that your small family member is in good hands when they are in the care of the Little Miami Veterinary Services team.
We are dedicated to providing exotic mammals with the proper care they need and deserve so that they can live long healthy and happy lives. We are here for you for any of your pet's healthcare needs from their routine care to restoring their health when they are unwell.
Our vet team is skilled when it comes to restraining pets without causing them anxiety. It is our goal to provide top care for your exotic pets with a stress-free visit.
FAQs for Care of Exotic Pets
- What is an exotic mammal?
Exotic mammals are a broad category of small mammals, or pocket pets, that include everything from hedgehogs, guinea pigs and rabbits to mice, hamsters and ferrets.
Because many small mammals are prey animals in the wild—where they can't show weakness or they will be targeted by predators—they are often quite good at hiding signs of discomfort or illness until their condition is quite advanced. Because of this, routine and preventive veterinary care is critical to their health and wellbeing.
- What can I expect at an exotic appointment?
- Small Mammal Wellness & Preventive Care
Just like dogs and cats, small mammals hugely benefit from regular veterinary care to help you live a long and healthy life. Our veterinarian and vet team are trained in the unique care requirements of small mammals to help ensure they maintain their optimal health.
During the initial wellness visit, your 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. We will discuss any health or behavior concerns with you and answer any questions you might have. Recommendations will be tailored to the needs of your pet and their family
- Sick Pet Appointments & Daytime Emergencies
Small mammals with any health or behavioral concerns can be seen by our veterinary team. If the issue is pressing, do your best to call us in advance to make sure that we have space for your pet in our schedule.
While we accept walk-in and work-in urgent care appointments for small mammals, there may be an additional fee if a double booking occurs.