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Small Pets, Lots of Love

Choosing a small mammal for a pet is a wonderful decision. They fit well into many different lifestyles and homes and are ideal candidates for first-time pet owners. At Cats & Critters, we provide comprehensive, high-quality care for a number of different species, including:

We also have experience with other non-traditional pets such as prairie dogs, degus, and others. If you do not see your pet listed here, please contact us. We’re happy to discuss different options that may be available to you.

Expert Care

Our veterinarians are happy to provide you with educational resources, and we encourage you to do your research before making a commitment as a pet parent. If you have already given someone a forever home, we recommend you schedule an appointment with us to discuss his or her distinct needs. As one can imagine, caring for a gerbil or ferret is quite different than caring for a cat or dog. Unique consideration should be given to matters such as diet, exercise, and cage structure. Although it may be convenient to just ask questions at your local pet store, it’s always best (and safest) to consult the veterinary professionals at Cats & Critters.

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Our Services for Small Mammals

Our knowledgeable team can provide diet and husbandry advice, along with:

  • Dental/oral care
  • Habitat consultation
  • Behavioral counseling
  • Nail trims
  • Spay/neuter services
  • Surgical procedures (select)
  • Wellness/preventive care

Our team always prioritizes your pet’s health and safety and can provide excellent referrals to trusted specialists should the need arise.

When to See Us

Remember, it’s instinctual for animals to hide their pain, and it can be even more difficult to observe symptoms in small mammal pets. However, be on the lookout for these red flags, and see us immediately if you notice any of the following:

  • Changes in appetite
  • Decreased stool production
  • Drooling
  • Straining to urinate
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Decreased activity
  • Weakness or dazed behavior (especially in ferrets)
  • Diarrhea
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