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Guinea Pigs, Chinchillas, Hamsters and Gerbils

Just because they’re small doesn’t mean they can’t benefit from veterinary attention. Teeth, which grow continuously in guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters and gerbils, may require trimming. I can provide dietary or environmental suggestions that will help maintain the teeth and their overall health. Parasites such as lice, mites and fleas can infest your pet. In addition, these companion animals can suffer from other health issues.

Call me if your pet stops eating, loses weight, appears quieter than normal, has discharge from the eyes or nose, develops a lump on its body or exhibits any unusual behaviour.

I recommend having your pet spayed or neutered. Many of these rodents are prolific reproducers and care should be taken to avoid over-breeding. In some instances, sexing can be tricky, especially if done at a very young age. Additionally, having your pet fixed will help prevent frequently seen reproductive cancers.