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Pocket pets are small animals that are usually kept in cages, either alone or with one or two others like them. They are called pocket pets because they are often small enough to keep in a pocket. You can find them in elementary and middle school classrooms as class pets, as they offer excellent opportunities for children to learn how to care for an animal while under adult supervision. Some parents also give pocket pets to their children to teach them about responsible pet ownership, before getting them a bigger pet, like a cat or a dog. While they are often used as "starter pets," other people are genuinely big fans of these tiny animals, and continue to keep and care for them all their lives.
Whether you have a pocket pet for your classroom or child, or are a lover of these little creatures, such as guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, mice, rats, sugar gliders, hedgehogs, and more, you want to give them good veterinary care, so they stay healthy and happy. It can be difficult to find a veterinarian who cares for them, though. The good news is that we care for animals of all kinds here at your D'Iberville veterinarian, even pocket pets. In fact, we are experts on tiny animal care.
The first thing we want you to know is that we are experienced in treating and caring for pocket pets in D'Iberville. This includes birds, as well, which are among the most difficult animals to find specialists who treat. Your pocket pet is in excellent hands with us. In fact, we are known throughout the area for our skill in treating unusual pets, and you can rely on that reputation with your own pet.
Many of your pocket pet's needs will be similar to that of larger pets, only on a smaller scale. They typically need vaccinations, dental cleaning, wellness exams on an annual or twice annual basis, and sometimes specialized grooming. We can provide all of those things to your pocket pet.
We can also advise you on the correct type of diet for your pet, and the best way to care for them at your classroom or home. These pets need specialized environments in which to thrive, and we will advise you on the best way to keep your pet happy and healthy in between visits to our office.
If your D'Iberville pocket pet needs treatment for a condition, injury, or disease, we are experts in that, too, and can give your pet the best, highest quality care in the area.
Contact us to set up an initial appointment, consultation, and exam for your pocket pet at with our veterinarian in D'Iberville. We are looking forward to meeting you both, and welcoming you to the Happy Tails Animal Hospital family. You can reach us at:
Happy Tails Animal Hospital
4299 Popps Ferry Rd
D'Iberville, MS 39540