Pocket Pets Services

Pocket pets like guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils and hedgehogs have taken the pet world by storm over recent years. Like any other pet, they need special healthcare that supports their unique needs. If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment for your pocket pet, please contact us at 902.865.6400.

What types of services do you offer for pocket pets?

Despite their size, pocket pets still require a large range of healthcare services that ensures their health and wellness. Some services we offer are:

  • Teeth trimming
  • Surgery
  • Spay and neuters
  • Wellness exams
  • Sick pet exams

    How often should my pocket pet see you?

    Like most other pets, we recommend a full wellness exam once a year. Depending on your pet’s overall health, you might need to do more frequent visits. If you have concerns about their health before their yearly visit, don’t hesitate to contact our veterinary team for an appointment. During their wellness exam, we’ll assess your pet’s overall health, which might include their weight, dental care and a few diagnostic tests like bloodwork to ensure their internal systems are functioning well.

    What are signs of health issues I should book an appointment for?

    If your pet is experiencing any of the signs below, it might be helpful to bring them into our hospital. We might be able to confirm if these signs are connected to an underlying health condition:

  • Weight loss
  • Runny nose
  • Unexplained tiredness
  • Cloudy eyes
  • Limping
  • Changes in their behaviour, like aggression
  • Changes in their eating habits, like loss of appetite

    • Last updated: June 23, 2022.

      Dear Clients,

      We want to thank everyone for their patience in recent months. We have adhered, as strictly as we could, to the Public Health Directives throughout COVID and with this in mind, we are pleased to say that masks are no longer mandatory at our hospital. You may still see staff wearing masks when in close contact with clients. This is a purely personal choice. 

      Our doors are now open and you are welcome to accompany your pets into the clinic for their appointments.

      We require at least 48-72 hours for all medication refills as we are still experiencing delays with some items, but we will inform you of any backordered items.

      We can still receive your food orders via phone or email, however, we now have an online store that you can access directly from the front page of our website. Please check out the free shipping and autoship discounts available.

      Due to being short staffed at this time, we ask for your patience and kindness as we try to navigate through these busy times. We are doing the very best we can. If the phone is busy, please email or attempt to call again.


      Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
      Saturday & Sunday: Closed

      Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

       - Your dedicated team at Sackville Animal Hospital