We are pleased to be one of the few veterinary hospitals in Barrie to offer medical and surgical services to exotic companion mammals. These pets include: rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, rats, mice, chinchillas and hedgehogs! Just like in dogs and cats, it is important for our small furries to receive proper preventative care and veterinary attention specific to their needs.
Preventative care examination visits will include discussions into the following:
- Appropriate handling and management
- Dietary requirements
- Housing requirements
- Neutering and Spaying
- Parasite control
It is critical that sick exotics are seen and managed immediately. We also offer diagnostic and clinical services to aid in your pet's treatment and recovery. Our in-house equipment is able to perform radiographs, blood panels, dental care, and surgery for exotics.
Clinical signs to watch for include:
- Inappetence > 24 hours
- No urine or feces output > 24 hours
- Teeth grinding
- Hair loss
Please click on the link below to read a blog post from Dr. Poon, about the importance of hay.