Pocket pets have specific needs, depending on their overall health, size and species. Just like their full-sized counterparts, pocket pets need regular veterinary visits to ensure they’re maintaining good health. We also recommend ways to care for your pet to help them live as long as possible. To book an appointment, please contact us at 204-346-1429.
How often does my pet need a veterinary visit?
It’s recommended that pocket pets have veterinary appointments for wellness exams at least once a year. If your pet has underlying health issues, this could be more frequent. If you notice your pet is vomiting, has diarrhea, or is having difficulty breathing, please contact our team immediately. A wellness exam includes examining your pet’s overall health, including checking for early signs of conditions pocket pets are prone to. Common health issues pocket pets are diagnosed with include:
- Parasite infections
- Skin conditions
- Dental issues
How can I keep my pet stimulated?
Pocket pets need stimulation to ensure they’re maintaining good mental and physical health. Some pets need various stimulants, based on their species, to support their health. Depending on your pet, we could recommend the following:
- Rotation of toys and chewing objects
- Dedicated play time with pet owners
- Companions (if your pet is social)
- Size-appropriate enclosure with space to move
- Variety of fruits and vegetables