Rabbit Services

Grooming, diet, nutritional counselling, and disease prevention to help bunnies stay healthy.

Although most rabbits are naturally shy, they make great companion animals. Adults and children alike can't get enough of these adorable animals. With proper care, bunnies can live up to 10 years while in captivity. At Banner Road Veterinary Services, our team is delighted to share their knowledge of rabbits and provide quality veterinary services to them. Your bunny should have an annual veterinary exam so that our veterinarians can perform wellness checks and discuss their diet, housing, behaviours, and grooming. To book an appointment for your pet rabbit, give us a call at 519-285-2116.

What should rabbits have in their diet?

By nature, rabbits are herbivores. Plants can provide them with enough protein, minerals and vitamins. Their diet should mainly have grass, loose hay, vegetables, leaves and even fruits as treats. Some pellets can be used as their base diet. Here are some examples of what you can feed them:

  • Collard greens
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Carrots
  • Red or green peppers
  • Pineapples
  • Blueberries

How do I know my rabbit is unwell?

It's not uncommon for rabbits to hide their symptoms when they are sick. By having routine wellness exams with an experienced veterinarian, they can detect when something is amiss with your pet. Some signs that your bunny is sick include high or low temperature, loss of appetite, runny stool, discharge from eyes and nose, bald patches, drooling, sneezing, or scratching their ears. Rabbits can develop many illnesses including cancer, parasitic infections, skin conditions, overgrown teeth, and hairballs. Our team can perform tests to determine what is the cause of your pet's symptoms.

Do rabbits need to get spayed or neutered?

Yes! We recommend this procedure for rabbits as it gives them many health benefits. Over 80% of bunnies who haven't been spayed develop uterine cancer as they get older. The surgery will also reduce aggression, biting, mounting, and spraying in your pet. We recommend that rabbits get spayed or neutered between 4 to 6 months old.

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