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How to Spoil a Guinea Pig

July 15, 2019

July 16 is Guinea Pig Appreciation Day! Guinea pigs—also known as cavies—are very cute and charming, and can really make lovable little pets. Read on as a Los Gatos, CA vet discusses how to spoil a Guinea pig. Toys Toys are important for all pets. They keep our animal friends active and entertained, and prevent boredom. Chew toys are particularly important for Guinea pigs, as they need to chew so much. You can make many … Read More »

6 Cute Ways To Spoil Your Hamster On National Hamster Day

May 01, 2019

Did you know that May 10th is National Hamster Day? Hammie may not be as popular as Fido and Fluffy, but he’s actually pretty adorable, and can make a great pet. Although hamsters are small, they have pretty big personalities. And, just like any other pet, they absolutely love being pampered! Here, a Los Gatos, CA vet offers advice on spoiling a hamster. New Toys Hamsters need lots of chew toys to keep their teeth … Read More »

Grooming Your Bunny

October 01, 2018

Bunnies are absolutely adorable little pets. That soft fur makes them super huggable! However, rabbits do need a little help with their beauty routines. Here, a San Jose, CA vet discusses grooming your bunny. Brushing There are several benefits to brushing Floppy regularly. First and foremost, it will remove dead fur and dander from her coat. This is important, because it will reduce the risk of Floppy swallowing her own fur. You probably know what … Read More »

Cute Ways to Spoil Your Hamster on National Hamster Day

May 01, 2018

Did you know that May 10th is National Hamster Day? We’re guessing probably not. These little guys may not be as popular as dogs or cats, but they really do make very cute and fun little pets. If you have a pet hamster, this is a great time to give Hammie some extra TLC. Here, a Los Gatos, CA vet lists some great ways to pamper a hamster. Bigger Cage Hammie will spend the majority … Read More »

How to Pamper a Bunny

April 01, 2018

Happy Easter! Whether you celebrate the spring holiday, or perhaps just indulge in a few seasonal treats, you’ll likely notice bunny photos all over stores and social media. This is a great time to talk about Floppy, and what it takes to keep her happy! Here, a Los Gatos, CA vet discusses basic bunny care. Adopt Wisely Unfortunately, this is a bad time of year for our floppy-eared friends. It’s still much too common for … Read More »

Pocket Pet Toys

January 15, 2018

Do you have a pet bunny, gerbil, Guinea pig, or hamster? If so, you have a super cute animal companion! These little guys are very easy to care for, which makes them great choices for children’s pets. Making sure your furry pal has a clean, comfy cage and is getting proper nutrition will see to their most essential needs. However, in order to keep your pint-sized pal happy, you’ll also need to provide entertainment options. … Read More »

Holiday Gifts for Pets

December 01, 2017

The holidays are just around the corner! As you start your shopping, don’t forget about your furry friend! Read on as a local Los Gatos, CA vet lists some great holiday gifts for pets. Cats Don’t be surprised if you find your cat sleeping under the tree. After all, our feline buddies are precious gifts! To get your kitty purring, start by filling her stocking with fun toys. Classic cats toys like catnip mice and … Read More »

Setting Up a Guinea Pig Cage

October 15, 2017

Have you recently decided to adopt a Guinea pig? These little furballs make very adorable little pets! Guinea pigs, also known as cavies, are often chosen as pets for small children, and with good reason. They’re not only super cute, they’re also very gentle and easy to care for. One of the biggest parts of good Guinea pig care is making sure your tiny buddy is comfortable in his cage. Here, a Los Gatos, CA … Read More »

Bunnyproofing 101

May 15, 2017

Are you adopting a bunny? Good for you! If you’ve never had a rabbit before, you may want to do some research, as these adorable furballs have some very different needs than dogs and cats. One thing that is important for bunny owners to address is bunnyproofing. Floppy will need free time every day, so you’ll need to make sure your home is safe for her. Bunnies have a strong need to chew, and don’t … Read More »

5 Tips for Great Bunny Care

November 01, 2016

Do you have a pet rabbit? Bunnies make extremely cute and lovable little pets. Floppy has been charming people for centuries with her adorable furry face and playful antics. Rabbits do have some very specific care needs, however. A proper diet, which includes plenty of grass hay, is of course very important. But what else does Floppy need? Read on for some great bunny care tips from a San Jose, CA vet. Great Cage Choose … Read More »