Small Mammal Care

Owners of small mammal including guinea pigs, chinchillas, rats, mice, hamsters, gerbils, ferrets, chinchillas and hedgehogs should always get an initial examination of their pet by a veterinarian and at least an annual check-up.Many veterinarians who treat exotic small animals recommend check-ups at least twice a year to allow for early detection and treatment of potentially life-threatening diseases. Regular veterinary care is necessary to ensure pets live long, healthy lives.

At West Hempstead Animal Hospital your veterinarian will perform a physical examination and various diagnostic tests to determine your pet’s state of health and to see if your pet might be harboring any diseases that require treatment. The visit will also include a thorough discussion of proper feeding, housing, care, and grooming of your new pet. We are always here to guide through pet ownership and pet health.

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