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.
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.
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.
“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.