For a healthy adult rabbit, we recommend a visit to our clinic
Berthoud Animal Hospital specializes in rabbit care, with trained veterinarians who can give your pet bunny the longest and happiest life.
Veterinary Service for Rabbit Care
Bunnies are one of sweetest and most fun pets to have around. If you’re considering making one (or more!) of these bundles of joy part of your family, it’s important take time to understand the proper requirements of their care. Though they make for the some of the best pets, rabbits are very different from cats and dogs. Specifically, their fiber-rich diets are specialized, they have different social habits and behaviors, and they certainly have unique dental care needs. Berthoud specializes in rabbit care, with trained veterinarians who can give your pet bunny the longest and happiest life.
Rabbits are prey animals, which means that their lives in the wild consist of constantly watching for predators and their instincts tend to drive them to hide any vulnerability. Their instincts will usually push them to mask and hide any form of injury or illness. As a bunny parent, this makes it extremely difficult to recognize and understand the discomfort or pain that your pet is feeling. It also makes regular wellness exams one of the most important things you can do for the health of your rabbit.
Some of the most important pieces of making sure your bunny is well taken care of include:
Although it can be difficult to spot, here are few things you can look out for that might tip you off to your Rabbit not feeling well:
Not eating, or decrease in appetite.
Loss of balance
Grinding their teeth
Runny eyes or nose
A lack of, or decrease of stool
Your Rabbit’s 28 Teeth
Unlike a dog, cat, or human, a bunnies teeth grow very rapidly and can actually grow multiple feet over it’s lifetime. With an abundance of movement happening in their mouths, you can understand how your pet’s teeth need some extra care. While chewing can help, often times, our pets aren’t chewing quite as much as they need. Also, while helpful, the over-chewing and eating of pellets can lead to an unhealthy diet.
The good news is that there are a handful of things you can watch for as a bunny parent. If you notice any of these things, you’ll want to schedule a dental check up quickly:
- Dropping food from its mouth
- Facial swelling
- Increased salivation
- Selective appetite for soft foods or decreased appetite
- Overgrowth of incisors (front teeth) from lack of wear
- Discharge from the eyes due to compression of the tear ducts from overgrown tooth roots
At Berthoud Animal Hospital, we specialize in advanced rabbit dental procedures
Your Bunny’s Diet
We also take great time in investing in the diet of your rabbit. Making sure they are getting adequate nutrients, much like humans, is key to maintaining their long-term health. If you are noticing any odd behaviors, or it is time for a check-up, please give us a call or schedule an appointment online for us to see your bunny.