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Rabbit Services

At Dundas Veterinary Services, we offer specialized medical services for bunnies and rabbits. It’s really no surprise that these cuddly creatures have grown so popular with animal lovers over the years. Rabbits are intelligent creatures and when properly socialized, they are some of the most affectionate pets that a person can care for. Be that as it may, rabbits require more attention than people realize, which is why it’s important that owners consult with their veterinarian in a regular manner. Please feel free to call our team to schedule your next appointment and learn more about how you can take care of your rabbit.

How is a rabbit different from a cat or dog?

The main difference is that rabbits are prey animals while dogs and cats both operate as predators. Rabbits tend to hide pain or any kind of illness as this can be a sign of weakness in the wild. As an owner, this makes it very important for you to pay close attention to your rabbit’s health. Dull or shedding fur, facial swelling, changes in their gait, and decreased activity levels are just some of the warning signs that you can watch for.

What should I feed my rabbit?

We recommend grass hay as the main component of your rabbit’s diet as it can prevent hair balls and other digestive problems. Most green vegetables are also safe for your rabbit to consume (e.g. spinach, kale, lettuce). Pellets are also a great option for these pets and as always, please ensure that they get plenty of water.

Do rabbits need to be spayed or neutered?

Absolutely! To prevent overpopulation, unwanted breeding, and certain diseases it is important that your rabbit is spayed or neutered. Like their feline and canine friends, rabbits who are “altered” will be able to enjoy several health benefits as a result of their procedure. Some of these benefits include a longer and healthier life span, as well as reduced mood issues and other problematic behaviours. Our team has done numerous rabbit spays and neuters over the years and you can rest assured that the entire process will be painless for your furry friend.

Last updated: April 5, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

    4. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (Pick-up Only)
    Saturday - Sunday: Closed

    5. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Dundas Veterinary Services