Rat Vet

Rat Veterinarian Serving Akron, Barberton & Wadsworth OH

We are a full service rat vet clinic providing care, diagnosis, and treatment. Pet rats are friendly, lovable, and smart pets that can learn tricks and are fun to own. They aren’t too difficult to care for but if they get ill it can be serious. They usually don’t exhibit signs of illness until they are extremely sick. Rats are prone to respiratory infections. If left untreated, a respiratory infection could become fatal. Increased staining (porphyrin) around nose or eyes may indicate high stress levels and illness. Weight loss is a key indicator something is wrong. Loss of appetite and decreased energy are red flags of illness.

If you notice a change in your rats behavior it’s important to bring him/her in for a checkup by an experienced rat veterinarian. Routine wellness exams are recommended in order to notice issues before they turn into problems. We offer the following veterinary services for rats:

Rat Wellness Exams

As part of your pets wellness examination, we’ll consult with you about your concerns and discuss specific needs of your rat 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.

Rat Parasite Control

Rats can get internal and external parasites including tapeworms, fleas, and ticks. These pests cause discomfort and may lead to serious illness. We offer parasite control medication to keep your rat pest free.

Rat Diagnostic, Therapeutic, and Surgical Procedures

Our goal is to keep your pet rat(s) 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.

Rat Dental Care

Like all rodents, rats teeth grow continuously their whole lives. Overgrown teeth can cause potentially fatal health problems. A tooth knocked out of alignment may prevent teeth from grinding down naturally. If you notice your rat losing weight, drooling, or struggling to eat, he may have a tooth abnormality or excessive growth that needs vet attention.

Rat 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 clients.