At Onoway Veterinary Clinic, we offer specialized medical care to rabbits. Rabbits are easy to love and care for once they are properly socialized. To maintain good health, our team can provide advice on grooming, diet, litterbox training and housing for your pet.
When should my rabbit have a veterinary visit?
Rabbits should have regular veterinary exams because they are prone to developing diseases and conditions like overgrown teeth, hairballs, parasites and cancer. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you notice the following symptoms in your pet:
- Bald patches on their fur
- Loss of appetite
- More quiet than usual
- Low or high temperature
- Facial swelling
- Runny stool or a gurgling stomach
- Discharge from the eyes or nose
- Head tilting
- Scratching behind the ears, sneezing or drooling
These are all signs that your bunny is unwell and needs veterinary attention.
Should I spay or neuter my pet rabbit?
We recommend having your rabbit spayed or neutered. Rabbits can have up to 14 babies each pregnancy, and they have the potential to give birth once a month. If you only have one rabbit, we still recommend the procedure as it can have the following benefits:
- Protect your rabbit from several types of cancer
- Reduce or eliminate aggression, as well as other undesirable behaviour, such as spraying, mounting, destructive chewing, and biting.
- Spaying or neutering will not change your rabbit's personality.