Rabbits make wonderful pet companions, and with proper care can live long, healthy lives. The Martensville Veterinary Hospital sees many rabbits, and we are happy to offer veterinary services including routine annual wellness appointments, housing and nutrition information, medical wellness appointments, bloodwork, surgical services, and tooth and nail trims. If your rabbit doesn’t seem to be its normal, bouncy self, or if your rabbit hasn’t been in to see a veterinarian before and requires a routine wellness appointment please contact our office.
Contact our vet clinic in Martensville if your rabbit:
- Has discharge from the eyes or nose, runny stool, or a gurgling stomach
- Has an elevated or low temperature
- Begins drooling, scratching at the ears, or sneezing
- Starts tilting his or her head
- Develops bald patches in his or her fur
- Stops eating, appears quieter than normal, or shows other abnormal behaviour
In addition, your rabbit can benefit from regular dental checkups. The vets here in Martensville can help make sure problems with your rabbit’s teeth don’t turn into serious, potentially life-threatening conditions.
We also strongly suggest that you have your rabbit spayed or neutered. Not only can rabbits potentially give birth once a month, but they can also have up to 14 babies at a time! Even in households with a single rabbit, spaying or neutering has benefits: It can protect your rabbit from several types of cancer and 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.
Contact us if you have any questions about how to care for your rabbit, the veterinarians and technicians at Martensville Veterinary Hospital can discuss diet, housing, grooming, and even litterbox training.
Check out Veterinary Partner for their many interesting articles on rabbit wellness, like this one on the best fruits and vegetables to give your rabbit and this one on basic rabbit care including nutrition, environment and housing.