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Pocket Pets Services in Red Deer, Alberta

Pocket pets are becoming more popular, with the most common being rabbits, guinea pigs and hamsters. These pets often get overlooked for a yearly wellness exam as they do not get vaccinated and spend most of their time in a cage. Our veterinarians will perform a wellness exam, look at their teeth, talk about nutrition, and answer any questions you may have about caring for your pocket pet. Unfortunately, these critters will hide all signs of illness and will only start showing signs of sickness when they are very ill. Our veterinarians can help you care for your pocket pet in all stages of their life.

What pocket pets do you care for?

We provide services for the two main species of pocket pets- rodents (guinea pigs, hamsters, chinchillas, mice and gerbils), lagomorphs (rabbits), and hedgehogs. It is always recommended to have our veterinarians perform a yearly wellness exam to ensure they are in peak physical condition. During a wellness exam, our veterinarians will discuss common problems including overgrown teeth, as the teeth continually grow throughout their life, skin conditions and nutrition.

What do I feed my pocket pet?

Nutrition is an important part of raising a healthy and happy pocket pet. Rodents (guinea pigs, hamsters, chinchillas, mice and gerbils), lagomorphs (rabbits), and hedgehogs should have a diet consisting of hay, pellets, and fruits and vegetables. Our veterinarians will answer any questions you have about feeding your pocket pet.

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    COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

    Dear Clients,

    Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital is committed to doing everything possible to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

    As part of this commitment, effective immediately, Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital will be instituting the following precautionary protocols to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

    1. For the safety of yourself, our staff, and the community, our front door is locked, and clients will not be allowed to enter the building.

    2. We are still open, with the following hours: Monday to Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and Saturdays 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.

    3. We will be limiting our appointments to emergencies, pets in need of a medical appointment and time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time. During these appointments, we still ask that clients remain in their vehicle, and we will transport your pet in and out of the vehicle. The veterinarian will discuss your pet's appointment over the phone.

    4. For food and medication orders, please call ahead of time, and we will get your order ready. We are able to take your credit card over the phone or we have a portable debit/credit machine for you to use in the parking lot. We are not accepting cash.

    5. When you arrive, please stay in your vehicle in our parking lot and call 403-342-6040, and we'll come to you.

    Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

    Your dedicated team at Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital