With the Rabbit to the Vet: You Should Pay Attention to That

If a rabbit does not eat for a day, it can be life-threatening. If it shows other symptoms of the disease, you should urgently consult a veterinarian. We tell you what you should pay attention to when visiting the vet with rabbits.

Find Out About the Right Vet for Your Darling Early Enough

Before your darling falls ill, you should definitely find out which vets are familiar with treating rabbits in your area. Then always have the information ready, how old your animal is, what gender it is, whether it has been neutered or shows symptoms of illness and previous illnesses with treatment and medication used.

Then write down exactly how you have to treat your darling to get better at the doctor. It is very important that the correct amount of medication and the specified intervals are always observed. You should also ask whether further visits to the vet are necessary. You should also urgently observe special care measures for your small animal. The doctor will tell you whether you should change anything in your posture or diet.

The Trip to the Vet Shouldn’t Be Stressful If Possible

To get to the vet with the little furball, you need a suitable transport box. The box should have ventilation slots, not see-through, and be large enough for two rabbits to lie comfortably in it. The best way to cover the floor is with an old towel. The drive to the doctor should definitely be as short as possible and as stress-free as possible. On no account leave your animals alone in the car, even if you only want to do something for a short time. The risk is far too great that they will get heatstroke in summer or catch a cold in winter.

After an Operation, the Little Patient Needs Warmth

If your fur nose needs an operation, make sure that it eats and drinks beforehand. Small animals such as rabbits, mice, rats, or guinea pigs should never be operated on an empty stomach. After the operation, the little furballs need a lot of warmth to recover because they cool down easily when they are asleep. The best thing to do is to wrap your little darling in a towel up to his head and place him under an infrared lamp. You should constantly check the temperature so that the little patient does not get too hot.

For the first few days, the newly operated rabbit should only be kept separate from the other animals on non-fluffy towels or kitchen towels. Litter or hay could get into the wound and cause severe inflammation. By juggling or romping around with other members of the same species, there is always the risk that the wound will open up again and become infected.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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