Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Mousse is our clinic guinea pig. She would love for everyone to know more about guinea pigs and how they are such a good family pet.
Did you know that the other name for a guinea pig is “Cavy?” It’s short for Cavia Porcellus.
Mousse is an American/English, short hair and smooth coat guinea pig. There are different types of guinea pigs, such as long and silky hair, curly and rosette type coats and even hairless little ones.
Guinea pigs are tail-less rodents, domesticated to be great family pets.
They are originally from the Andes and are not related to pigs.
They are very active during the day and less so at night, and loves spending their time grooming themselves.
At a life span of about 4-7 years old, they grow to be 1.5-2.5lbs, at a healthy weight.
The oldest recorded guinea pig lived to be 15 years young.
Guinea pigs are herbivores, and they mainly eat grass and hay. When domesticated, it’s important to provide the proper balance between nutritious pellets, hay and mostly veggies for a healthy guinea pig.
They express themselves with different noises. Squealing, chirping, rumbling, purring and more chirping. Listen and watch closely and you will know how your guinea pig is feeling.
Vitamin C is an essential nutrient in their diets and often needs to be supplemented to prevent insufficiency.
Pop Corn – when they are happy and playing, they love to jump straight up and down.
Baby guinea pigs are able to run when they are only a few hours old.
Attention from their human and other animals in the house is something that they want and need to be happy. They are very social little rodents.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 4, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
We are allowing 1 client per pet into the hospital (up to a maximum of 3 clients in our hospital at one time). When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us so a staff member can meet you at the door and bring you and your pet into the hospital for an examination.
We ask that you wear a mask when in our building and encourage you to bring your own. While in the exam room please minimize contact and be mindful of physical distancing in the confined space.
You may choose to continue with the "closed-door" approach and we can obtain a history over the phone and then collect the pet at the door for the exam. The Veterinarian will then call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm Tuesday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm Wednesday and Thursday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm Friday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!