Small Animal Health Care, Acoaxet Veterinary Clinic
Acoaxet Veterinary Clinic Treats Rabbits and Pocket Pets
Rabbits and Pocket Pets
Acoaxet Veterinary Clinic has the expertise to treat rabbits and pocket pets such as ferrets, chinchillas, hedgehogs, guinea pigs, rats, mice, gerbils and hamsters! Just like dogs and cats, your pet needs ongoing veterinary care including balanced nutrition, human interaction, and appropriate management of his/her environment.
We strive to meet the medical needs of all pets, and we offer veterinary care services for rabbits and pocket pets which includes:
- Annual wellness physical examinations
- Professional nail trimming
- Dental care
- Diagnostic testing such as x-rays, endoscopy, blood tests, skin scrapings, and biopsy of growths
- Surgeries for growth removal, fractures, and internal problems
- Medications and supplements tailored to the needs of your pet
- Nutritional counseling
- Behavioral counseling
We Would Love to Meet Your New Pet!
If you have acquired a new rabbit or pocket pet, we recommend you have your new pet examined by us within 1-2 weeks after purchase to ensure their good health. We will discuss nutrition and behavior issues with you at your first appointment.
Annual Examinations are Important for All Pets
All pets need to be seen annually for a wellness exam. An annual exam gives us the opportunity to ensure that your pet is healthy and has baseline records and baseline blood values for future reference in the event that your pet is ever sick. Depending upon the type of pet, we will discuss vaccination options with you. An annual exam gives you one-on-one time with us so we can answer all of your health and behavior questions.
This is an easy procedure that can be done in-office without anesthesia. Microchipping is the safest permanent identification. We recommend microchip identification for all pets.
These Pets are Masters at Hiding Signs of illness.
Because rabbits and pocket pets are very good at hiding their signs of illness, an annual checkup is a good way to screen for problems we can’t see. It is important to keep your pet's vaccines current.
If your rabbit or pocket pet exhibits signs of illness, please call us right away; it probably is an emergency situation for your pet. Learn to recognize a sick pet—it is common for the first signs go unnoticed. Usually the first signs include:
- Changes in behavior, such as decreased activity level
- Decreased appetite
- Diarrhea or persistent abnormal droppings
- Coughing, sneezing, abnormal breathing sounds
- Weight loss, rapid weight gain
- Change in water intake
Our veterinarians and staff are highly skilled at treating and caring for many types of pets and are pleased to be able to offer care, behavioral advice and guidance. Please give us a call today to set up an appointment for your special pet.