Quality Care for Pet Rabbits

CVVH-RabbitsNo longer relegated to a lonely existence in a backyard hutch, today’s pet rabbit has become an integral member of the family. Curious, playful, and full of personality, rabbits love being the center of attention and will entertain you with their mischievous antics.

Rabbits have often been thought of as low maintenance pets, but in reality they require as much attention as a dog or cat. Because they are prey animals, rabbits are experts at hiding their illnesses. The veterinarians at Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital are your first line of defense in education about the signs of illness. Our veterinarians will accurately determine the sex of your bunny, provide you with information about proper dietary needs, perform a complete physical, and even spay or neuter your rabbit. We perform routine procedures as well, such as dentistry to correct tooth problems.

Just as with any companion animal, the more familiar we are with your rabbit while healthy, the better our veterinarians will be at resolving problems when they happen. With good, preventive veterinary care from the veterinarians and staff at Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital, in addition to a clean environment and a healthy diet, your rabbit should live a long, healthy, and happy life.

Spaying or Neutering Your Pet Rabbit

Like most pets, properly spayed or neutered rabbits make much better pets that live longer, healthier lives. Intact rabbits tend to have unfavorable hormone-mediated behaviors such as aggression and inappropriate urination. A rabbit that is spayed or neutered makes for a calmer and more loving companion that is easier to train.

Spayed female rabbits are healthier and live longer. The risk of ovarian, uterine, and mammary cancers is virtually eliminated by spaying your female rabbit. A neutered male rabbit won’t be tempted to fight with other animals, which can sometimes cause significant traumatic injuries.

Spaying or neutering your rabbit is a very safe surgical procedure with little risk to your pet. Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital performs these procedures using the safest anesthesia possible, monitoring throughout the procedure until your pet is fully recovered. We recommend spaying or neutering your rabbit after he or she reaches 4 months of age.

Other rabbit services we offer:

  • Annual physical exams
  • Dental evaluations and tooth trimming
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Complete medical work-ups
  • Blood evaluation
  • Cultures for bacterial analysis
  • X-rays
  • Ultrasound diagnostic imaging

Resources for Rabbit Care