Rabbits

 

We have seen an upsurge in the popularity of this sweet and quirky pet over the last few years, and they can make a wonderful addition to your family.

It is important to remember that rabbits are much more complex and delicate creatures than your average small mammal, so it is vital that you as their owner have all of the necessary information.

From providing a big enough living space, to fresh drinking water and good nutrition, to learning how to pick up your fragile new friend, it can be a bit overwhelming.

This is why we always recommend that you bring your rabbit in so that we can examine it and have a chat about how you can best look after them.

It is also important to have your pet rabbit vaccinated, as there are several deadly diseases they can contract. You may have heard of Myxomatosis and to protect them from this horrible fatal disease, all we need to do is to give them a yearly vaccination injection.

Also, in the summertime bunnies can become a target for flies, even when they live indoors. Flystrike is a potentially deadly condition which we can discuss with you and help you prevent.

Bunnies are also notably a prey species, so they often hide their illness for as long as possible which is why it is so important to bring them to us for at least an annual checks as we can assess if there are any underlying issues.

If your rabbit stops eating or doesn’t pass droppings even for 1 day, he could be seriously ill. Please don’t delay in bringing him to us for a full health check as dental problems and intestinal issues are very common in rabbits and can quickly become very serious.

Give us a call to schedule an appointment and let us help you provide the best care possible for your new bunny.

A copy of our rabbit care booklet can be downloaded below

 

Click Here To Download Our Rabbit Care Booklet

 

Alternatively, if you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact us

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