Rabbits are gentle animals that make excellent lifelong pets. A rabbit that is well cared for can live up to 12-years-old. They can be susceptible to parasites, overgrown teeth and cancers which is why involving a veterinarian in their healthcare is important.
How often should my pet rabbit have a checkup?
Your rabbit can benefit from regular wellness exams by a veterinarian. They should have a checkup every year to evaluate their health and prevent any potential ailments from advancing. During your pet’s checkup the doctor will examine their teeth, fur, weight and skin then perform a blood test to get a better picture of their health. At the end of the visit, we make recommendations on how to care for your pet at home. To schedule a veterinary exam for your rabbit, reach out to us at 613-829-0220 or 613-843-1334.
What services are offered to rabbits?
Our hospitals offer a wide range of services including:
- Spays and neuters
- Nail trimming
- Wellness exams
- Nutrition counselling
- Parasite prevention
Does my rabbit need to be spayed or neutered if they are alone?
The short answer is yes. Even though your pet is unlikely to procreate, they can still develop diseases in their reproductive organs. Rabbits also display undesirable behaviours when they aren’t spayed or neutered. Your pet may show signs of aggression like biting, lunging, mounting or spraying. If you have two rabbits of the opposite sex they need the procedure to prevent them from having offspring as females can birth up to 14 bunnies each month.