Small mammals and reptiles 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. At Mt. Spokane Veterinary Hospital, we see Ferrets, Guinea Pigs, Rabbits, Rats, Mice, Hamsters, Gerbils, Hedgehogs, Non-poisonous Snakes, Bearded Dragons, Small Lizards, Turtles/Tortoises and more.
Did you know that small mammals need some of the same routine wellness care that dogs and cats need? Do you know if your pet should be spayed or neutered? Do you know if any vaccinations are recommended to help maintain good health? Do you have questions about proper nutrition, cage cleaning, grooming, or any other aspects of care and husbandry? Our staff of skilled professionals is well trained in the care and husbandry of small mammals and can give you the information you need to keep your “pocket pet” looking and feeling great.
We can perform a physical examination, answer any questions you may have about your pet, and discuss whether any changes in diet or at-home care are recommended to help ensure the health and longevity of your pet.
Even fish need to see the doctor sometimes! These animals can suffer from a variety of diseases, mostly resulting from improper husbandry (diet, lighting, temperature, substrate, etc.).
We see fish for a variety of issues:
- Buoyancy issues
- Mass Removals
- Trimming the Wen
- Skin Conditions
Fun Fact: Did you know that a labyrinth fish can breath out of water and all clown fish are born as males!
Veterinary medicine for exotic pets is growing as the popularity of these animals increases. When pet owners have access to the best information about nutritional and environmental management, exotic pets have a greater chance to live longer, healthier lives. If you own one of these unique pets, we encourage you to schedule a complete physical exam and consultation on proper care and feeding. Our trained staff can assist you with all of your small mammal and reptile needs. Call us today at 509-516-0852.