Tag Archives: Pocket Pets

Guinea Pig facts and basic husbandry


Thinking about adding a Guinea pig (or two) as a member of your family?  Guinea pigs make great pets. However, a basic understanding about their care and feeding requirements will go a long way in managing your pet’s health and

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Environmental enrichment for exotic companion mammals


Environmental enrichment is just as necessary for exotic companion mammals as it is for dogs and cats. A loving pet parent who offers routine veterinary care and proper nutrition can also easily enhance their small pet’s quality of life just

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Tips for raising a healthy ferret


Ferrets make wonderful pets. Most ferrets come from a place called Marshall Farms where they are spayed and neutered at a very young age to make better pets.  Ferrets naturally have a very distinct odor about them, so they are

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Guinea pig stress and boarding recommendations


With the holidays upon us, many people consider boarding their pets.  It’s a good time to talk about guinea pigs, otherwise known as cavies.                 Guinea pigs are very sensitive to stress. For

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Thanks to all who attended our Open House on December 7, 2013


Live reindeer on display, photos with Santa, and a tour of the hospital kept our Open House attendees busy on December 7, 2013.  We wish to thank everyone who attended for making this day a big success.      

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The benefits of Class IV laser therapy for your pet


Laser therapy is the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near-infrared) to create therapeutic effects. These effects include improved healing time, pain reduction, increased circulation and decreased swelling. Laser therapy has been widely used in Europe since the

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Use caution when purchasing pet medications online


Ordering pet medications online can be safe if you use a legitimate online pharmacy and mail in the prescription provided by your veterinarian. However, many illegal pharmacy websites have come into existence, and it is imperative that a pet owner

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