Also known as NAC or new pets, small mammals such as rabbits, ferrets, chinchillas, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats, gerbils, degus, etc., are increasingly appreciated as pets in our homes. At the Nido veterinary clinic we have extensive experience in the management and clinical resolution of diseases and pathologies of these little companions. The Nido clinic facilities are specially designed so that smaller animals, especially those that have prey status, feel safe and calm, by avoiding stressful noises and contact with other animals such as dogs and cats that could cause stress, while be their natural predators. We offer a complete preventive medicine service. We are responsible for advising owners on the most appropriate internal and external deworming for each species. We also advise on the vaccination schedule for ferrets (rabies and distemper) and rabbits (myxomatosis and hemorrhagic viral fever). We also like to advise on the benefits of spaying and neutering, whether surgical or chemical.
Small mammals, rabbits, ferrets, and small rodents
At the Nido clinic we are specialists in such common rabbit pathologies as digestive stops, stomach impactions, dental malocclusion, multiple alterations of incisors and molars, Encephalitozoon cuniculi disease, etc. All our patients receive the most appropriate treatment in our center, allowing their medicated stay with us until their perfect recovery is guaranteed. Preventive medicine for ferrets is a basic pillar in the premature identification of serious diseases in these mustelids. We perform routine control checkups through blood tests and ultrasounds. We place greater emphasis during the geriatric stage of these pets, a time when it is easier to develop diseases such as hyperadrenocorticism or adrenal gland disease, or insulinomas, those small tumors of the pancreas that cause hypoglycemic crises.
Medicine for rats, mice, gerbils, degus, gliders, hedgehogs, squirrels, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters, tenrecs, etc., can always be a challenge, given the small size of these animals. At the Nido clinic, we have the necessary material to be able to do everything from a blood test to x-rays or surgeries on the little ones in the house. Above all, we like to recommend to clients good management, diet and adequate habitat to maintain the perfect state of health of these very special patients.