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Rabbit Services

Rabbits make great additions to households for pets. Bunnies are very popular, especially with children. With great care and regular veterinary checkups, a rabbit can live up to 12 years. To schedule an appointment for your rabbit’s routine exam, call us at 519.641.8383.

When should I spay or neuter my rabbit?

Our veterinarians recommend having your bunnies spayed or neutered between 4-6 months old. The same benefits that cats and dogs have from spay or neuter surgery are extended to rabbits. Unspayed bunnies are more likely to develop uterine cancer after they turn two years old. Before surgery, our team will run tests to ensure that your furry cottontail friend is healthy for anesthesia.

What foods can I feed my rabbit?

Bunnies naturally eat plants, and so their bodies digest greens, vegetables, grass and fruits best. The foods that you should feed your bunny include:

1. Grass hays
2. Collard greens
3. Kale
4. Lettuce
5. Rabbit Pellets (in small amounts)

The treats that you give your bunny can include pineapples, blueberries and red or green bell peppers.

You should avoid feeding your bunny include bananas and grapes as they may become addicted and refuse to eat other foods. Other examples of foods you should avoid feeding your pet bunny are:

1. Chocolate
2. Oats
3. Cereal
4. Beans

These foods are rich in starch and fats and may harm your bunny.

How can I care for my bunny?

  • Provide them with a good-sized cage. The cages that your bunnies live in should be big enough for them to hide in. They should have a separate space for feeding and for their litter box. You should also have a box full of hay as this is their perfect hiding place.
  • Give them toys that engage them. Hard plastic toys are safe for bunnies to chew on. You can also engage them or get them another rabbit to play with.
  • Be careful when handling or grooming them. Bunnies do not need baths but should be brushed regularly. When you’re lifting your pet rabbit, you should support their hind and scoop under their chest. Their backbones are very fragile and need extra support.

Last updated: September 3, 2021

Dear Clients,

Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. Based on the current provincial 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, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • Continue our "closed exam 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 let you know when you will be able to enter the reception area. Once the doctor is ready to examine your pet we will have a staff member bring them into the exam room. The Veterinarian will come speak with you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, please remain in the designated seating area until the receptionist is ready to take your 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. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    4. 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 Komoka-Kilworth Animal Clinic