Rabbits and Small Mammal Care
Rabbits, ferrets, chinchillas, and other small animals need veterinary care too! It’s good to bring any pet to the trained veterinarians at West Hills Animal Hospital & Emergency Center on a regular basis to make sure he or she is healthy and to establish a relationship with a veterinarian in case your pet needs more urgent health care.
We recommend an annual visit for your small mammal. During this exam, your pet will receive:
- Comprehensive physical exam
- Thorough diet history and evaluation
- Dental examination and dental care when needed
- Diagnostic tests as needed
We Are Looking Forward Meeting Your New Pet
If you have acquired a new small mammal, we recommend that you have your new pet examined by us within 1-2 weeks after purchase so that we may check their health and discuss proper home care. Be sure to feed your new pet the same food as you were given at the time of purchase, and we will talk about your pet’s nutritional needs at your first visit.
If your rabbit, ferret, or other small animal exhibits signs of illness, please call us right away. It may be an emergency situation for your pet. If your pet is exhibiting any of the following symptoms, please give us a call:
- Changes in behavior
- Decreased appetite
- Diarrhea or persistent abnormal droppings
- Absence of fecal material
- Coughing or sneezing
- Abnormal breathing
- Distended abdomen
- Weight loss
Our veterinarians and staff are highly skilled at treating small mammals. Please give us a call today to set up your pets wellness exam or if you have any questions regarding your small mammal.