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Small Creatures Vets in Ledbury

At Leadon Vale, we understand that pets come in all shapes and sizes, and that includes the wonderfully diverse world of exotic small creatures. Our dedicated team of vets are committed to providing care for a wide range of species, ensuring the health and well-being of your unique companions.

Leadon Vale Veterinary Centre believes in using preventative treatment methods for all pets. To ensure they live long, healthy and happy lives, regular check-ups could avoid the need for cures if your pet contracts a disease. As an exotic small creatures vet near you, we address unique concerns or requirements to ensure your pet’s long-term health is prioritised.

Exotic Small Mammals

Our team will see many species of small mammals including Rabbits, Ferrets, Guinea Pigs, Chinchillas, Gerbils, Sugar Gliders, Backyard Poultry, Rats, Hamsters, Mice, Skunks, Degus, Pygmy Hedgehogs and other exotic mammal species.

We offer a full spectrum of veterinary services tailored to meet the specific needs of exotic small creatures such as:

  • Vaccinations
  • Diagnostics
  • Nutritional guides
  • Dental care
  • Husbandry and habitat advice
  • Handling advice
  • Microchipping
  • Ferret vasectomies
  • Blood and faecal testing

 

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Caring for Exotic Small Creatures from Home

Here are some essential tips to ensure your exotic pets thrive in a home setting:

Specialised Housing

Provide species-specific habitats with ample space for exploration and enrichment. Ensure proper ventilation and temperature control, considering the specific needs of your exotic pet.

Nutritional Diet

Speak to our vets for advice on the appropriate foods for your exotic small creatures, that offer a balanced diet and portion sizes. It’s important your pet maintains a healthy weight.

Activities & Stimulation

Stimulate your small exotic pet’s mind with appropriate toys and activities. Small mammals benefit from having toys like tunnels, gnawing toys, balls and having a large enough run for them to get enough exercise.

Hygiene and Cleanliness

Establish a regular cleaning routine for cages, bedding, and accessories. Provide a clean and safe environment to prevent the spread of diseases and keep your pets comfortable. Grooming your pets regularly, should your species require this, is also important and allows you to notice any changes in their fur or skin condition.

Social Interaction

Spend quality time bonding with your exotic pet, offering gentle handling and positive interactions. Some species may benefit from the companionship of others of their kind, so consider suitable social arrangements

Respecting Nocturnal Nature

Understand and respect the natural behaviours of nocturnal species, adjusting your interaction and care routines accordingly.

 

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Symptoms & Signs of Illness in Exotic Small Creatures

Difficulty Chewing or Swallowing: Visible discomfort while eating or an aversion to certain textures.

Altered Bathroom Habits:

Changes in Faces or Urine: Look for variations in colour, consistency, or frequency.

Straining: Difficulty in passing faces or urine.

Unexplained Weight Loss or Gain: Observe for noticeable changes in your pet's weight or body shape. Observe for noticeable changes in your pet's weight or body shape.

Lethargy or Weakness: Unusual lack of energy or reluctance to engage in normal activities.

Respiratory Distress: Laboured breathing or wheezing: Audible signs of difficulty in breathing. Unusual discharge from the nose or eyes.

Skin and Coat Abnormalities: Changes in fur quality: Dull, unkempt, or scruffy appearance, lumps or bumps or irregularities.

Eye and Ear Issues: Signs of inflammation in the eyes or ears. Unusual discharge from the eyes or ears.

Observing and recognising these signs promptly is crucial for the well-being of your exotic small creature. If you notice any of these changes, it's advisable to consult with an experienced exotic animal vet to determine the underlying cause and initiate appropriate treatment. Early intervention can make a significant difference in the outcome of their health.

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Contact Us to Book an Appointment

Before seeing our vets, we request you fill out a form that specifies the healthcare history of your pet and their habits. Speak to us today for information on this. Look no further than Leadon Vale Vets for your experienced exotic small creatures vets. We’re on hand to provide the best care and advice for your pets’ unique needs.

 

Leadon Vale Veterinary Centre Ltd