Rabbits and Pocket Pets
Are you the owner of a unique or exotic animal such as a rabbit or a pocket pet, such as a gerbil or hamster? At West Main Animal Hospital in Alhambra, our veterinarians are skilled and qualified to provide exceptional veterinary care to your small furry mammal friends. Whether you are the owner of a rabbit or pocket pet, we have got you covered!
Complete Exotic Pet Care
Our Alhambra rabbit and exotic pet vets provide routine wellness care as well as sick care, and we are equipped to offer a variety of care options designed specifically for the type of pet that you have. We invite you to contact our team to discuss your pet’s needs and schedule a visit with our Alhambra rabbit vet or pocket pet vet.
Spay and Neuter for Rabbits
The same as cats and dogs receive benefits from spay and neuter surgery, rabbits do as well. When female rabbits are spayed, their chances of developing uterine cancer are significantly decreased. Also, for male rabbits, disruptive, testosterone-fueled behavior is significantly curtailed. In-tact male rabbits are likely to display aggressive, territorial behavior, which can cause a problem if you have more than one rabbit.
Environmental and Nutritional Counseling
Some people incorrectly think exotic pets require less attention and maintenance than cats and dogs. However, small mammals, like rabbits and pocket pets, have evolved as prey animals. Therefore, they can be especially sensitive to their environments. When they’re placed in a loud area or mishandled, they may exhibit excessive nervous energy, which reduces their quality of life.
Exotic pets also require proper, balanced diets. The same as small mammals are sensitive to their environments, they’re also sensitive to improper diets. Regular wellness care, including environmental and nutritional counseling, can help prevent any health problems for your exotic pet. Contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment.