Hours Of Operation:

Mon – Thu: 8am–8pm

Fri: 8am–5pm

Sat: 8am–2pm

Small Mammal Care at Cats & Critters

Small Mammal Care Our veterinarians are available to assist you with information and care for your small mammals. We encourage prospective owners to research potential pet species before committing to lifetime ownership to ensure a good match. Our knowledgeable staff can provide nutritional and husbandry advice for your furry loved ones including:

The staff at Cats and Critters also has experience with other non-traditional pets such as prairie dogs, chinchillas, sugar gliders, degus and others. If you have a question about an animal, or if you do not see your animal listed here, please call Cats & Critters. We will be able to help you determine if your pet can be seen at our clinic. We do not see birds or reptiles.

Vaccines are not part of the routine healthcare for our rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, rats, hamsters, or other small pets. But annual doctor examinations are just as important for these pets for many reasons; for one, they tend to show old-age problems faster than our larger animal friends. Geriatric problems and other health issues arise quickly, so veterinary care can be an integral part of maintaining a healthy pet for as long as possible. Diets are readily available from most pet and/pr feed stores, but you might be surprised by what is truly healthy as opposed to what is offered on the shelf! These and other important husbandry issues can be covered during the yearly physical exam.

Ownership of prey species requires a different prospective. These animals hide signs of illness. In their minds, acting sick might get them eaten. It is important that owners be observant for subtle changes that may represent problems. Early intervention can make the difference between positive and negative outcomes.

See the veterinarian immediately if you notice any of the following in your small mammal:

  • Change in appetite
  • Decreased stool production
  • Drooling
  • Straining to Urinate
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Decreased activity
  • Ferrets with weakness or dazed behaviors