Pocket Pet Services

Tiny pets come with big responsibility – learn how to give them proper care!

As small as they are, these creatures require just as much care as regular-sized pets, if not even more! If you're interested in owning a small pet, it's important to learn how to properly care for each of these animals and make you sure know what to look out for. Our team at Deer Park Pet Hospital is here to help you ensure they get the medical care they deserve. Reach out to us at 403-342-5200 to learn more.

What is a pocket pet?

A pocket pet is an animal that can easily fit in the palm of your hand. Some examples of pocket pets may include:

  • Hamster
  • Hedgehogs
  • Bunnies
  • Guinea pigs
  • Chinchillas
  • Rats

Are pocket pets recommended if you have children?

A little pet can be a great family addition. However, it depends on the specific pet in question. Whereas some pets are nippier, others are more calm and gentle with kids. Do your research before committing by asking the following questions:

  • What type of housing does the pet need?
  • What will the pet eat?
  • How much exercise and interaction do they need?
  • When will they be most active?
  • What type of veterinary care will they need?

If you are ever unsure if a specific pocket pet is suited for your household, feel free to give us a call!

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