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Our Veterinary Service

Pocket Pet Medicine and Surgery

At Bay Animal and Aquatic Hospital, we provide multifaceted care for pocket pets. They require additional care in addition to the bare necessities of food, water, and shelter.

Pocket Pet Medicine and Surgery

Like cats and dogs, each one requires routine veterinary treatment to maintain their quality of life. Our veterinarians are trained to understand the nuances of caring for pocket pets and to do so with kindness and compassion. Bring your tiniest four-legged companion to your neighborhood pocket pet doctor for a thorough wellness evaluation.

Pocket Pet Medicine and Surgery

We are here to provide your pocket pet with the specialized attention they require. Small mammals are especially adept at concealing any illness. Normally, they wouldn’t want to seem any more vulnerable than they already do as they are considered prey animals in the wild. We do a thorough examination of your pet’s health in order to identify any symptoms of illness. A physical examination sets us on the right path, and we’ll carry out additional medical procedures as necessary and referral to an exotic specialist when needed.

Additionally, we go over the following with you:

  • Nutrition and feeding needs
  • At-home habitat conditions
  • Cleaning and grooming
  • Handling and socialization
  • Optional spay and neuter for pocket pet care


    Common Medical Concerns

    There is more to pocket pet care than just one aspect. They require additional care besides the bare necessities of food, water, and shelter. The following frequent medical issues for pets are covered at your session, along with advice on how to prevent them:

    • Deficits in vitamins. The issue of vitamin C is significant, but it may be resolved by adding foods high in vitamin C to your pet’s diet.
    • Dental problems. Some rodent species, particularly rabbits, have teeth that are constantly growing. A diet deficient in fiber may result in tooth overgrowth and oral pain.
    • Rats are particularly susceptible to developing mammary cancers. Even though the majority of mammary tumors in rats are benign, they can be painful and uncomfortable for your small friend.



    Veterinary Services in Saint Petersburg, FL

    Small Animal Surgery

    Canine and Feline Dentistry

    Pet Wellness/Primary Care

    Fish Medicine and Surgery

    End-of-Life Care

    Pocket Pet Medicine and Surgery