Pocket Pet Vet in Columbus, OH

Pocket Pet Vet in Columbus, OH

We’re not just a vet for dogs and cats here at Easton Animal Hospital; we’re also pocket pet and rabbit vets! Small mammals such as rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, and rats all have specific health and lifestyle needs to live long, happy lives with their owners. Our vet team in Columbus, OH is more than happy to meet these needs to the fullest and provide thoughtful, knowledgeable counsel on how best to care for these special creatures. If you’re looking for a pocket pet vet to help you treat your unique pet, get in touch with us!

To make an appointment, just call (614) 476-0000 today!

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Rabbit Vet Care

Rabbits make wonderful pets; they’re playful and affectionate and have very distinct personalities! There are several things we recommend to keep your rabbit healthy, including:

  • Spay and neuter surgery by 4 months old
  • Annual health checkups
  • Routine dental care to make sure your rabbit’s teeth aren’t growing too long (diet should prevent this)
  • Litter box training

When you see us with your rabbit, we can answer all of your questions related to their care. This includes nutrition, grooming, handling, habitat, and behavior. When all of these needs are met, your rabbit will thrive.

Pocket Pet Vet Care

Pocket pets can be a lot of fun, but they also need plenty of care, just like any other pet! Due to their relatively short lifespans (many pocket pets, including mice, gerbils, and hamsters only live 2-3 years on average), we advise twice-yearly checkups to make sure they’re doing well. Guinea pigs can live longer, about 4 to 8 years, and should see their vet at least once a year.

Some important recommendations for keeping your pocket pets healthy and happy:

  • Consult with our team to make sure your pets are receiving proper nutrition and getting the activity they need on a daily basis in order to flourish.
  • Make sure their enclosure affords your pet plenty of space to move around. Just because they’re small, doesn’t mean they can live comfortably in a small cage. Space is important, especially if you have 2 or more pocket pets in the same enclosure.
  • Keep your pet’s environment at the right temperature. Pocket pets can be very sensitive to cold and heat; room temperature is ideal for their comfort and health.
  • Clean your pet’s enclosure at least once a week with hot soapy water. Dispose of any soiled bedding and replace with fresh bedding.