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Pocket Pets Services

They may be miniature, but pocket pets certainly give their pet parents a lot of love! From guinea pigs, rats, chinchillas and hamsters, our team here at AMC has seen and treated them all. Just because they are small, does not mean that these pets require less care. They still need constant medical attention so that they can stay healthy and disease-free. To schedule your miniature friend’s appointment, please call us at 902.564.8356 (Sydney location) or 902.849.3725 (Reserve Mines location).

Are pocket pets easier to take care of compared with dogs or cats?

Nope! Smaller pets have just as much dietary, environmental, and other requirements as their larger counterparts. For this reason, please speak with us first and do ample amounts of research so that you are fully aware and prepared for all the effort needed to care for a pocket pet.

How long do pocket pets live?

It depends. For example, hamsters usually live for only three years. Parrots on the other hand, have been known to even outlive their owners – they can live up to 80 years!

Can people be allergic to pocket pets?

Definitely. If you or anyone in your home has asthma, we strongly advise against getting pocket pets that have long or shedding fur. Some of the safer pocket pets, in terms of allergies, are parakeets and canaries.

    Last updated: September 30, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 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, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

    2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

    3. OPERATING HOURS

    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    AMC – Sydney

    Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    AMC – Reserve Mines (Temporarily Closed)

    Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: Closed

    4. NEW PET OWNERS

    Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

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

    - Your dedicated team at Animal Medical Centre