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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!