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Rabbit Services

Rabbits make great pets for kids and seniors, as well as everyone in between. Our veterinary hospital is equipped to meet the needs of your furry friend. Whether it’s during their annual wellness exam or providing information on the best ways to take care of them, we want to make sure your rabbit is at optimal health.

How often should my rabbit see you?

It’s helpful to book annual appointments for your rabbit to visit us. During their annual wellness exam, we’ll examine their overall health and make recommendations about their care. Particularly as your pet ages, they might develop health complications that need to be more closely monitored. In between visits, try to keep a record of any changes, big or small with your furry friend. However, if you’ve noticed drastic changes, like if your pet suddenly stops eating, please contact us for an appointment at 902.865.6400.

What types of food should I be feeding my rabbit?

Your rabbit’s diet plays an important role in their overall health. If you notice your pet feeding on their droppings (cecotropes), this is not cause for concern. Rabbits re-ingest their cecotropes to get vital fatty acids, amino acids and vitamins to aid in their growth and development. As herbivores, rabbits need a fibre-rich diet with a range of hay, pellets, fruits and vegetables. Hay and vegetables should be their main source of nutrients. Hay helps them maintain a healthy digestive system, while vegetables promote healthy intestine, kidney and bladder function.

What are some tips for keeping my bunny healthy and happy?

Our veterinary team is happy to consult with you about the best practices to keep your rabbit at optimal health. Some things to keep in mind are:

  • Feed them lots of dark green vegetables like broccoli, lettuce, etc.
  • Fruits like apples, blueberries and peaches make great treats.
  • Avoid feeding them foods containing wheat, which are harmful to their digestive system.
  • Ensure they have lots of space to move around in their cage.
  • Ensure you’re engaging and playing with them regularly – they love both furry and non-furry friends!

  • Last updated: June 23, 2022.

    Dear Clients,

    We want to thank everyone for their patience in recent months. We have adhered, as strictly as we could, to the Public Health Directives throughout COVID and with this in mind, we are pleased to say that masks are no longer mandatory at our hospital. You may still see staff wearing masks when in close contact with clients. This is a purely personal choice. 

    Our doors are now open and you are welcome to accompany your pets into the clinic for their appointments.

    We require at least 48-72 hours for all medication refills as we are still experiencing delays with some items, but we will inform you of any backordered items.

    We can still receive your food orders via phone or email, however, we now have an online store that you can access directly from the front page of our website. Please check out the free shipping and autoship discounts available.

    Due to being short staffed at this time, we ask for your patience and kindness as we try to navigate through these busy times. We are doing the very best we can. If the phone is busy, please email or attempt to call again.

    OPERATING HOURS

    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

     - Your dedicated team at Sackville Animal Hospital