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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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Last Updated: July 5, 2021

Dear Clients,

As our province enters the next phase of the reopening plan, we are opening our doors with some restrictions.

1. APPOINTMENTS

2. SURGERY APPOINTMENTS

3. FOOD AND MEDICATION

4. ONLINE ORDERING 

Online shopping is available for your pet from the comfort of your own home 24/7. Your order will be delivered directly to your home! Visit our website and click on "Online Store" to register. It’s that easy!

5. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

6. NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

7. OPERATION HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

We will always be here, so your pet will continue to receive the care they deserve. With this new system, we will provide our medical services without compromising the health and safety of our dedicated team members. This protocol may take longer; however, it is something we have to do to keep our community safe. With that in mind, please be extra patient and kind to our team members. These circumstances place added responsibilities and stress on all of us.

These measures are temporary and we will reassess as time goes on. Please keep a lookout for any further updates from our team. Together, we can all help in stopping the spread of Covid-19. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call us at 403-342-6040. Please note that we are receiving more calls than usual. We apologize for any delays that you may experience when reaching out to us.

Your dedicated team at Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital