Maple Small Animal Clinic isn’t just for dogs and cats – Dr. Mandy Walkenhorst provides care to Rabbits, Ferrets, Rats and Guinea Pigs too!
If you own one of these unique pets, we encourage you to schedule a complete physical exam and consultation on proper care and feeding. Having one of these pets means that it is important you have a veterinarian who understands how to handle and treat their unique illnesses. When pet owners have access to the best information about nutritional and environmental management, exotic pets have a greater chance to live longer, healthier lives. Dr. Walkenhorst can assist you with all of your exotic pet’s needs.
Yearly veterinary exams are recommended in all pet rabbits. Spay/neuter surgery is recommended in all pet rabbits at 3-6 months old. A rabbit that has stopped eating is an emergency! Other signs to look out for at home include nasal or ocular discharge, a soiled rear end, and excess salivation.
Yearly veterinary wellness exams are recommended in all pet rats. Spay/neuter surgery is recommended at an early age, especially if housing opposite sexes together. Common medical problems include malocclusion or overgrowth of the incisors (teeth), skin and mammary tumors, and respiratory disease.
Yearly veterinary exams are recommended in all pet guinea pigs. Spay/neuter surgery is recommended at an early age, especially if housing opposite sexes together. Common medical problems include vitamin C deficiency, dental disease, and bumble foot.
Yearly veterinary exams are recommended in all ferrets. Vaccination against both the Distemper and Rabies Viruses are available and should be discussed with your veterinarian. Signs of hair loss or changes to the hair coat, irritated skin, abdominal distension, diarrhea, vomiting, nasal discharge, or any changes in behavior should be reported to your veterinarian as soon as possible.
Give us a call at 504-866-6316 to schedule an appointment.