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MiVet loves

Exotic Pets

Our Doctors have a wide breadth of first opinion exotic experience and our Vet Nurses and Vet Assistants are trained in stress-free handling to help you with your less traditional - but just as loved - scaly, feathered and furry friends.

We can perform consultations, general anesthesia, dentistry and surgery in a wide range of species.

Please follow the tips below to help make your pet feel

as comfortable as possible during their visit:

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Rabbits, Guinea pigs & Chinchillas

Though a lot more common than some "exotic" species, these pets have specific gastrointestinal needs and should be brought with their regular diet, including plenty of fresh hay, to their appointment.

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Small rodents & marsupials

Small mammals have a high metabolic rate and and should be brought with food (including a few high sugar treats) and water, in a small covered travel cage if possible.

If you use a pouch for your sugar-glider, place it inside a cat carrier or similar closed container to ensure safety while outside and in the clinic.

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Reptiles & Amphibians

Cold-blooded animals should be brought in a secured container with adequate ventilation. The aim is to keep them as close to their optimal temperature as possible, for example with a well-padded warming device such as warm water bottle (ideally outside the container to reduce the risk of thermal burns).

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Birds

Bring birds in a small travel cage with minimal cage "furniture" to help with reduced-stress handling.

From backyard chickens to your 12-year old cockatiel, we are here to help.

We refer more complicated medical work-ups to a board-certified specialist at Bird and Exotic Pet Wellness Center in Ohio.

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Pigs

We have a few miniature pig and house pigs that come and see us at MiVet for dental work, nail trims and minor ailments!

If you have a farm species that lives in your house or yard, call the clinic to see if we can help and how best to bring them in.

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Other species

Feel free to call the clinic and ask if we can help you - we will always be honest with you about our experience and capacity to handle your species and the signs they are presenting.

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