A lot goes into ensuring your rabbit is receiving the care they need, including meeting their dietary needs, socializing with them daily, and ensuring they have ample space to move around. Our veterinary team can support you in providing your rabbit with the best quality of life, from doing diagnostic testing to routine veterinary exams.
How often does my rabbit need appointments?
Typically, rabbits should have yearly checkups. However, senior rabbits tend to need more frequent visits since some health issues are more likely to develop with age. Routine veterinary exams allow us to diagnose health concerns early, which can improve your rabbit’s quality of life. Common health issues rabbits experience include respiratory infections, parasitic infections, dental disease, and foot sores, to name a few. If you notice any sudden changes in your rabbit’s temperament, it could be a sign that they’re unwell. For example, if your rabbit suddenly skips a meal or seems lethargic, please take notice of this. If you have any concerns about your rabbit’s health or well-being, please contact us at 905-945-8631.
How should I care for my rabbit?
Rabbits want all of your love and affection. As social pets, they need to interact and engage daily. In addition to spending quality time engaging with your rabbit every day, they should also have toys and other enrichment activities that provide stimulation. Other things to consider when caring for your rabbit include:
- Their hutch should include a dark, dry area for rest
- They are herbivores, eating frequently throughout the day
- They can live for as long as 12 years
- They should be handled with the utmost care when picked up
- They need daily exercise