Gerbil Veterinarian Serving Akron, Barberton & Wadsworth
We are a full service gerbil vet clinic providing care, diagnosis, and treatment. Pet gerbils are fun, social animals that enjoy being around humans or other gerbils. They love to burrow and play in tubes and boxes. They do well in pairs if they have been raised together, are the same gender, and not separated from each other. They are susceptible to respiratory illness and parasites. If you notice a change in behavior in your gerbil, you should bring him in for a checkup. Common signs of illness in gerbils include weight loss, lack of energy, sneezing, stuffy nose, diarrhea, dull or crusty eyes, and eating or drinking less. In order to keep your gerbil healthy and happy, we provide the following veterinary services:
Gerbil Wellness Exams
As part of your pets wellness examination, we’ll consult with you about your concerns and discuss specific needs of your gerbil such as diet. We will visually examine teeth, ears, eyes, mouth, and skin for signs of illness. If we find anything abnormal, we may do testing to diagnose possible illness.
Gerbil Parasite Control
Gerbils can get internal and external parasites that cause discomfort and may lead to serious illness. We offer parasite control medication to keep your pet parasite free.
Gerbil Diet Consultations
Feeding your gerbil a balanced diet with the necessary nutrients will keep him healthy and energetic. Lower protein and higher fiber is usually the way to go. We can assist you in finding the right diet for your pet’s situation.
Gerbil Dental Prophylaxis
Gerbils teeth continue to grow throughout their lives. Any small problems can therefore become major ones as they grow over time. Mal-alignments can lead to oral sores, anorexia, and abscess formation. We can determine if your gerbil has a dental problem, correct it, and take steps to prevent a recurrence.
Gerbil Diagnostic, Therapeutic, and Surgical Procedures
Our goal is to keep your pet healthy and prevent illness. If your pet is injured or ill, rest assured that we have the tools necessary to diagnose the problem and offer state-of-the-art treatment. From blood testing and radiographs to ultrasound and endoscopy, we have the means to track down your pets’ problems. Once the problem is uncovered we have the expertise, equipment, and the years of experience needed to provide the therapy or surgical procedures required to help our patients.
Gerbil Emergency Care
Our office is open for your pet’s health care needs Monday through Friday 8:00-6:00 and Saturday 8:00-4:00. If emergency care is required after these hours, you can rely on our 24 hour emergency facility- the Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital. Metro is located at 1053 S. Cleveland-Massilon Rd. in Copley (330-666-2976) and is there to assist with any of our client’s problems. At Metro we have veterinarians and technicians on duty 24 hours daily to address your needs. Metro’s staff doctors rotate through our clinic on a regular basis to assure that they are comfortable addressing the problems of our bird and exotic owning clients.