Pocket Pets

Maywood Pocket Pet Care

Quality Care for Your Tiny Critters

Animals such as mice, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, and chinchillas are known as pocket pets due to their small stature. It’s common for parents of these pets to just buy them a comfortable cage, give them water, feed them, and give them occasional attention. However, just like cats and dogs, pocket pets also require specialized veterinary care on a regular basis.

At The Maywood Veterinary Clinic, our veterinarians have the training and experience necessary to treat pocket pets.

For more information about our services available for pocket pets in Maywood, call (201) 800-6039 or contact us online.

The Importance of Annual Wellness Exams for Pocket Pets

The average lifespan of a pocket pet is typically no more than 10 years. Additionally, any age-related problem can develop quickly, often in only a matter of months. To help offset such problems, it’s important that you bring in your tiny friend for routine wellness exams at least once a year.

These exams allow our veterinarians to:

  • Perform physical examinations and feel for any abnormal enlargement or swelling of the organs
  • Administer necessary parasite treatment and control
  • Check your pet’s blood chemistry and hormone levels
  • Perform necessary spay and neuter surgery
  • Administer required vaccinations

It’s also difficult for pocket pet parents to notice when they are ill. This is because pocket pets are generally good at hiding any signs or symptoms they are unwell. During these annual examinations, our veterinarians know exactly what to look for and will be able to properly diagnose and treat any conditions your tiny critter might have.

To schedule an appointment for your pocket pet to be seen by one of our skilled veterinarians, call (201) 800-6039.

The Maywood difference

  • We're Pet People

    We understand the bond between humans and animals and genuinely care about their health and your happiness.

  • AAHA Accredited Animal Hospital

    Only 15% of animal hospitals are accredited with the American Animal Hospital Association. We always strive to uphold the highest standards in professional pet care.

  • Thoughtful Guidance & Advice

    We provide information and materials to help you understand your pet's diagnosis and make informed decisions.

  • On-Site Pharmacy and Shop

    We offer a well-stocked pharmacy and an on-site retail area with pet treats, prescription diets and other pet supplies.

Quality care at affordable prices

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  • “Dr. Swan and Dr. Kwon have provided the utmost compassion and support for my kitten.”

    - Miriam K.
  • “Dr. Buchholz is amazing and treats our dogs with loving care.”

    - Jay S.
  • “They are always trying to help and have good hours open.”

    - K.H.