I have had the pleasure to meet a couple of the wonderful Exotic Vets that Arizona offers. I have compiled a list of my favorites either by hear say or that I have used. I have also adopted a few of my ratties to a vet in the area that is spectacular at promoting spaying and neutering of the rats- I love it!

 

Along with a list of Vet's I wanted to talk a bit of the wonderful health benefits of spaying and or neutering your pet rat. Both male and female rats reach sexual maturity at about 6-10 weeks of age.Their gestation period is only 21-23 days. They can be bred very easily and overpopulate very easily. The most common killer of female rats is tumors, sadly. Even a breeder with the best of records try's to keep a tumor away will still have them pop up. A lot of things factor into a tumor other than just genetics (IE: diet and environment) Rats that were spayed by 90 days of age have a significantly lower incidence of mammary tumors (4%) as compared to unspayed rats (47%) If your pet is spayed it also decreases the chance to develop another type of cancer called pituitary chromophobe adrenomas (4% spayed versus 66% unspayed). The best thing is that a spayed rat may live longer if they are spayed early in age. Overall spaying and neutering your pets can have several dramatic health benefits! However it is a major surgry and just like with any surgry on such a small animal thier are always dangers envolved. The cost of spaying or neutering your rat can be upward $300.00.

 

Bell Ridge Animal Hospital

3539 W Bell Rd. Ste 4

Phoenix, AZ

602-938-1982

 

The Avian and Exotic Animal Clinic Office of Todd Driggers

1911 S. Lindsay Rd

Mesa, AZ 85204

480-706-8478

 

Arizona Exotic Animal Hospital

444 N. Center St., Suite 101, Mesa, AZ 85201

PHONE: (480) 275-7017

 

Palm Glen Animal Hospital

7771 North 43rd Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85051

623.688.5362 Fax: 623-931-1795

 

John Vagnetti, Jr Valley Animal Hospital

4984 E. 22nd St. Tucson 85711

(520) 748-0331

 

Julie Yeager River Road Pet Clinic

5655 E. River Road, Ste 171 Tucson 85750

520-577-3100

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