Pocket Pets Services
Here at Antigonish Veterinary Clinic, we can treat even the smallest furry friends such as rats, guinea pigs, hamsters and chinchillas. Despite their small sizes, these pets still need a comprehensive healthcare plan, so it is important for owners to collaborate with their veterinarians to keep their pocket pets in tip-top shape. To schedule your tiny friend’s next consultation, simply call us at 902.863.3157.
Are pocket pets easier to take care of compared with dogs or cats?
Not necessarily! Yes, you do not have to take a hamster out on a walk, but they also have unique dietary and shelter needs that require just as much attention as more traditional furry companions. Before bringing a pocket pet home, we strongly advise that you do research and ask our veterinary team’s opinion so that you choose one that best suits your lifestyle.
How long do pocket pets live?
With pocket pets, there is a wide variety in terms of life expectancy. Some (e.g. hamsters) live for only three years while others (e.g. parrots) can easily reach their 80th birthdays. Please remember this when considering how much you are willing to commit to your pet.
Can people be allergic to pocket pets?
For sure. We strongly advise that you avoid tiny companions that have long fur if you are asthmatic or have any kind of allergies. Canaries, goldfish and parakeets are some types of pocket pets that are safe for more sensitive owners.