Services for Rabbits
At Hôpital vétérinaire Taschereau, we care for your pet rabbits too. Our team will provide the best possible care to your rabbit and answer all your questions.
Is it possible to have my rabbit spayed or neutered?
Spaying and neutering can be done from the age of five or six months old. It is recommended to have your rabbit spayed or neutered to avoid unexpected reproduction, especially if you have rabbits of different sexes at home. Females are also highly likely to develop uterine cancer at some point in their life. Spaying and neutering can prevent the development of diseases of the reproductive system.
Will my rabbit need dental care?
Dental problems are common in rabbits because their teeth are constantly growing. Sometimes their teeth grow abnormally, and this can hurt your pet’s tongue and cheeks. A yearly check-up is a good way to prevent infections, abscesses, pain or eating problems that can develop as a result. Regular trimming of the teeth may also be considered. To improve your rabbit’s oral health, it is recommended to pay special attention to what it eats. Unlimited access to dried hay should be part of your pet’s daily diet.
Is my rabbit a rodent?
No. Since rabbits have six incisors, and not two, they are lagomorphs (the order of mammals comprised of rabbits and hares).
Do I have to vaccinate my rabbit?
There are no vaccines for domestic rabbits.
What health problems can rabbits have over the course of their life?
Aside from the problems related to a female rabbit’s reproductive organs and the dental problems already mentioned above, your rabbit might develop an eating disorder, digestive or urinary problems, breathing problems (nasal and eye discharge, sneezing), skin problems or various parasites on the body or in the stool. Should you have any concerns, please contact us for a consultation as soon as possible.