Guinea Pigs, Chinchillas, Hamsters and Gerbils

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Just because they’re small doesn’t mean they can’t benefit from veterinary attention. Teeth, which grow continuously in guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters and gerbils, may require trimming.  We can provide dietary or environmental suggestions that will help maintain the teeth and their overall health.  Parasites such as lice, mites, and fleas can infest your pet. In addition, these companion animals can suffer from other health issues.

Call our Toronto clinic if your pet stops eating, loses weight, appears quieter than normal, has discharge from the eyes or nose, develops a lump on its body, or exhibits any unusual behaviours.

We recommend having your pet spayed or neutered.  Many of these rodents are prolific reproducers and care should be taken to avoid over-breeding.  In some instances, sexing can be tricky, especially if done at a very young age.  Additionally, having your pet fixed will help prevent frequently seen reproductive cancers.

 

 

Location Hours
Monday9:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday9:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday9:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday9:00am – 7:00pm
Friday9:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday9:00am – 2:00pm
SundayClosed

By Appointment Only - Appointments start at 10 a.m. Drop offs and pick ups as of 8 a.m. For Emergencies after hours call: The Veterinary Emergency Clinic - 416-920-2002. *The doctors at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic may not always have the same intimate knowledge of, or comfort level in, dealing with certain species of animals as we do at The Links Road Animal & Bird Clinic. But they will always be honest with you and do the best they can to get your pet through an emergency.