Dr Gerds regularly sees and treats a variety of exotic companion animals.
Exotic pets can include rabbits, ferrets, reptiles, birds, hamsters, hedgehogs, and guinea pigs which all have special care needs.
We spay and neuter rabbits regularly for the Tri-County Humane Society.
Dr. Gerds receives continuing education on the care and treatment of exotic pets.
When your exotic pet seems a bit off, or just not acting like it self, it may be more than just having a bad day, it could
be a sign of sickness. Dr. Gerds regularly treats a variety of pets beyond cats and dogs.
All juvenile ferrets should be vaccinated against canine distemper at approximately 6, 10 and 14 weeks of age and then annually. Ferrets should also be vaccinated against rabies at 14 weeks of age and then yearly. These viruses are fatal, so your ferret needs to be protected. Ferrets, like cats, can get hairballs. But unlike cats, ferrets do not typically vomit hairballs. Instead, the hairball remains in the stomach where it can cause a lack of appetite with eventual weight loss and debilitation. Administering a feline hairball remedy a couple of times each week will help prevent this.
We are open 9 am to 5 pm Saturdays and Sundays for your convenience.
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