Guelph Street Animal Hospital

B-184 Guelph St
Georgetown, ON L7G 4A7




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Chinchillas, Hamsters, Rats, and Guinea Pigs


Just because they’re small doesn’t mean they can’t benefit from veterinary attention. Teeth, which grow continuously in rats, guinea pigs, and hamsters, often require trimming when they are unable to wear them down on their own. This can be due to old age, sickness, or a misaligned jaw.

Parasites such as lice, mites, and fleas can infest your pet. In addition, these companion animals can suffer from other health issues.

Call us if you notice any of these signs in your pet:

  • Stops eating or drinking
  • Quieter than normal, or hiding more
  • Significant weight loss
  • Discharge from the eyes or nose
  • Develops a lump on it's body

We also recommend and provide spaying/neutering services in these pocket pets. These guys are notorious for overpopulation, if they are intact and find their way outside the home, they could possibly contribute to the problem.

Spaying/neutering can also extend their life span!

Note: We do not specialize in exotics but do see them often.