Rabbits and guinea pigs (cavies) are not small dogs or cats. They are unique animals with special needs especially when it comes to their medical care. It is vital to select a veterinarian that is experienced in treating rabbits and guinea pigs when your pet needs care. An experienced veterinarian must be able to properly handle them for a complete physical examination, know what medications can safely be used and which can not, be aware of common diseases and their treatments, and other unique aspects of their care.
Dr. Fritz Trybus has many years experience in raising both rabbits and guinea pigs, as well as providing them veterinary care. He is a board member of the Rabbit and Cavy (Guinea Pig) Health Committee with the American Rabbit Breeders Association (www.arba.net) a international leading organization for rabbits and guinea pigs. He is also a licensed ARBA Rabbit Judge and Rabbit and Cavy Registrar.
Both Dr. Fritz Trybus and Dr. Heidi Quinn are available to provide routine physical examinations and consultations on husbandry and diet as well as medical work ups for illnesses.Some common illness we treat are: anorexia/not eating due to GI Stasis or fur block, head tilt/wry neck, sneezing/snuffles, eye infections, ear infections, bladder infections/stones, diarrhea, cancer, and others.
In addition to medical treatment, we provide surgery and dental care services. Our doctors and staff are experienced in anesthesia for both rabbits and guinea pigs to help minimize the risks with these typically higher risk patients. Feel free to contact our office to schedule an appointment for your rabbit or guinea pig.