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Small Mammals

At River Hills Pet Care Hospital, we provide quality veterinary care for small mammals and pocket pets in Mankato.

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Quality Care for Small Mammals in Mankato

Rabbits, rats, ferrets, hamsters, and other small mammals have become popular pets as increasing numbers of pet owners come to understand the unique bond that can form with one of these special creatures.

Just like cats and dogs, small mammals need some of the same routine wellness care.

Our staff of skilled professionals in Mankato is well-trained in the care of small mammals and can give you the information you need to keep your companion animal looking and feeling great.

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FAQs About Small Mammal Care

At River Hills Pet Care Hospital, we provide routine wellness and preventive care services for small mammals. Small mammals can also be seen for medical or behavioral concerns.

  • Wellness & Preventive Care

    Much like cats and dogs, small mammals, such as rabbits or guinea pigs, benefit from regular veterinary care to help live a long, happy, and healthy life. Our vets are trained in the unique veterinary needs of these species.

    During the initial wellness visit, our vet will thoroughly review your pet’s housing, nutrition, and care. A complete and thorough physical exam will be performed. Health screening tests and vaccines will be discussed and recommended when applicable. Our vet will discuss any husbandry, health, or behavior concerns with you and answer any questions you might have. Recommendations will be tailored to the needs of your pet and their family.

  • What can I expect at a small mammal appointment?

    When you bring your small mammal in for a routine exam, we will assess the overall health of your pet. We will perform a thorough physical examination, recommend the appropriate preventive care, and answer any questions you may have about your pet to help ensure their health and longevity.

  • Sick Pet Appointments & Daytime Emergencies

    Small mammals with health or behavior concerns can be seen by our vet. If possible, please call  507-388-4500 in advance to determine the availability of our veterinarian. 

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  • What is a small mammal?

    Small mammals include rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, hedgehogs, chinchillas, rats, mice, hamsters, and gerbils. Many small creatures are prey species in the wild and consequently can be very good at hiding the signs of illness until it is quite advanced, which is why preventive veterinary care is so important.

Experience & Training in Small Mammal Pet Care

We know that caring for your small mammal requires special knowledge and experience, so rest assured that your loved ones are in good hands.

Our team is dedicated to providing your small companions with proper care so they can have long and healthy lives. We are also here for you whenever your pets are not feeling well.

Our technicians are skilled when it comes to the handling of small mammals and are trained on how to hold them comfortably so as to cause the least amount of anxiety possible. It is our goal to provide your pet with a stress-free visit. 

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Compassionate Veterinary Care

At River Hills Pet Care Hospital our experienced vets are passionate about improving the health of Mankato companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's appointment.

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