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Belle Mead, NJ, 08502

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Pocket Pets

Pocket Pets (Exotic Companion Mammals)

Rabbit Medicine

There are a variety of different exotic companion mammals currently in the pet trade, taking care of these beautiful creatures has recently become an important part of veterinary medicine. At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic, we strive to take care of your furry companions and to ensure that owners are well equipped to deal with the challenges of caring for these exotic critters.

Small mammals are very keen at hiding all signs of illness and so owners face the challenge of determining when your companion is sick. Leave this responsibility to the veterinarians at Harlingen Veterinary clinic. Yearly examinations will pick up on subtle changes in your pets behavior allowing an illness to be detected and treated before things spiral out of control and your furry friend is very sick. At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic we provide medical care and services for:

  • Rabbit
  • Guinea Pig
  • Ferret
  • Hamster
  • Gerbil
  • Sugar Glider
  • Hedgehog
  • Skunk
  • Mice
  • Rat
  • Chinchilla
  • Other Small Mammals

  To ensure that your furry friend enjoys a long and healthy life we recommend the following services:

Preventative Examination (In-Clinic or at your Home):

An important aspect of maintaining a healthy pet is appropriate and regular scheduled veterinary care. At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic our veterinarians believe that identifying and preventing illness allows for happier and healthier companions. Our Veterinarians are proud to provide veterinary care to your companion to ensure a happy life long relationship.

In order to better assess your companion, a veterinarian can make a visit to your house to evaluate the health status of your pet. Throughout the visit, your veterinarian can provide valuable insight in preventing illness, and make recommendations regarding husbandry and nutrition.

Pocket Pet Post-Purchase Examination:

Just pick up your new furry friend at the pet store or breeder? Have a veterinarian at Harlingen Veterinary Clinic examine your new pet to ensure they are happy and healthy. Exotic small mammals feel a large amount of stress when changing environments and this can allow illness to occur. Have one of our veterinarian's discuss with you important information regarding your pets husbandry and nutrition and the important aspects of ownership of an exotic companion mammal. Getting the facts about your new found friend will help keep your pet happy and healthy long term. Our veterinarian's will also educate you on how to continue making the new transition to your home, an easy and positive experience for your pet.

Pocket Pet Parasite and Infectious Disease Screening:

At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic, our veterinarians provide diagnostic testing to identify parasite burden in your pet and to help identify infectious disease that may be responsible for illness in your pet. If you have concerns about changes in behavior, eating habits, energy level or other signs of illness in your companion please contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians.

Pocket Pet Husbandry/Nutritional Consultation

Ensuring proper husbandry and nutrition for your pet can be challenging. At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic our veterinarians can help provide you insight into your pets required needs for their enclosure and the food they need to stay happy and healthy. Making sure that the nutrition and husbandry is appropriate for the species of pet you are caring for is paramont to preventing disease in your pet. A large majority of illness in our exotic small companions, stem from a lack of appropriate husbandry and nutrition. Schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians today to discuss any concerns you have about your pets husbandry or nutrition.

Pocket Pet Vaccination

Like cats and dogs, some exotic companion animals require vaccinations to prevent disease. These vaccinations depend on the species of animal, as each species is at risk for different diseases. The veterinarians at Harlingen Veterinary Clinic can educate you on appropriate vaccine protocols for your pet.

Pocket Pet Emergencies/Surgery/Therapeutic Procedures

At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic, our team is ready to assist in any situation, if your pet is showing signs of disease or illness, please don't hesitate to contact us immediately. We can provide emergency services as well as surgical and other therapeutic procedures that your pet may require.

Schedule A Veterinary Appointment For Your Pet

At Harlingen Veterinary Clinic, our veterinary staff is here to help ensure that you and your companions are able to enjoy a long and happy relationship and we believe that starts with compassionate health care. Make an appointment today to discuss how we may be able to improve the quality of life for your pet. This appointment can happen here at the clinic or a veterinarian can visit your home. One of our caring staff members is available to take your call now at 908-359-2000.

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