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Small Mammals

At Des Moines Veterinary Hospital, we provide small and exotic mammals in Des Moines, Tacoma, Seattle and Federal way with exceptional veterinary care.

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Quality Care for Small Mammals

Guinea pigs, ferrets and other small mammals have all become quite popular pets as increasing numbers of pet owners grow to understand the unique bond they can form with these special, inquisitive and adorable creatures. 

Just like in dogs and cats, small mammals require much of the same routine wellness care. 

Our staff of skilled professionals in Des Moines are well-trained in the care of small mammals and can give you the information you need to keep your pocket pet looking and feeling great.

Exotic Mammals, Des Moines Veterinarians

Experience & Training in Exotic Pet Care

We know that caring for your small, exotic mammal requires special experience and knowledge, so rest assured that your loved ones are in good hands while they are in our care.

Our team is dedicated to providing exotic pets with proper care so they can have long and healthy lives. We are also here for you whenever your pets are not feeling well.

Our veterinary team is skilled when it comes to restraining your pets without causing them anxiety. We make it our goal to provide top veterinary care for your exotic pet with as stress-free a visit as possible.

FAQs for Care of Exotic Pets

  • What is an exotic mammal?

    Exotic mammals are small animals that include ferrets, guinea pigs, chinchillas, rats, mice, hamsters and gerbils. Many exotic mammals are small prey species in the wild and, consequently, can be very good at hiding any signs of illness until it reaches a much more advanced stage. Because of this, veterinary care is so important.

  • What can I expect at an exotic appointment?

    When you bring your exotic mammal in for a routine exam, we will assess the overall health of your pet. We will perform a thorough physical examination, recommend the appropriate preventive care, and answer any questions you may have about your pet to help ensure their health and longevity.

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Des Moines Veterinary Hospital welcomes cats, dogs, and their people to our clinic! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Des Moines companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's appointment.

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