Pocket Pets

Lake Animal Hospital is a full service veterinary clinic that also provides care for pocket pets including rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, hedgehogs, and hamsters.

We believe that family members come in all shapes and sizes and so do their problems. To that end, we provide a wide range of preventative care, diagnosis, and treatment for pocket pets.


Routine Pocket Pet Exams

Although their reputation for being fragile may not be deserved, prevention of problems or early detection is essential for your pocket pet’s well-being. When it comes to pocket pets, the importance of early detection of problems cannot be overstated. Although relatively resilient against illness, they often succumb rapidly once a problem arises. For this reason we rely heavily on examinations to safeguard your pet’s health. As part of the overall examination, we’ll discuss your pet’s environment for an optimal lifestyle.


img-guinea-pigNutritional Consultations

“You are what you eat” certainly applies to pocket pets. Many of the common health problems we routinely see in rabbits and guinea pigs (such as dental and gastrointestinal ailments) can be prevented by feeding your pet an appropriate diet. Lower protein and higher fiber is usually the way to go. We can assist you in finding the right diet for your pet!


Dental Care

Rabbits’, guinea pigs’, and rats’ teeth continue to grow throughout their lives. Any small problems can therefore become major ones as they grow over time. Mal-alignments can lead to oral sores, anorexia, and abscess formation. We can determine if your pocket pet has a dental problem, and take steps to correct it.


Parasite Control

Rabbits, guinea pigs, and rats get parasites too! Ear mites, skin mites, fleas, ticks, and intestinal worms can impact your pet’s health. There is no need for your pet to suffer with these dilemmas. We’ll rid your pet of its parasitic problems and map out a preventative protocol for the long run.


img-bunny-w-lettuceRabbit Spaying & Neutering

For pet rabbits, we recommend spaying and neutering. For the males, neutering goes a long way to help curb the development of objectionable or aggressive behaviors and testicular cancer. For females, in addition to helping with behavior, spaying can prevent the development of endometriosis or uterine cancer.


Diagnostic & Therapeutic Procedures

Our goal is to keep your pocket pet healthy and prevent illness. If your pet is injured or ill, rest assured that we have the tools necessary to diagnose the problem and offer treatment. From blood testing to imaging, we have the means to track down your pets’ problems. Once the problem is uncovered we have the expertise, equipment, and the experience needed to provide the therapy or surgical procedures required to help even the smallest patient.


Family members come in all shapes and sizes, so let us help keep your favorite pocket pet healthy! Contact us today! (651) 426-1381




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Animal Emergency Clinics:

St. Paul – (651) 293-1800
Oakdale – (651) 501-3766



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