Have You Pet Proofed Your Festive Season?
Have you pet proofed your festive season to avoid any accidents or more serious incidents? Contact one of our Vets4Pets surgeries to find out more.
Coccidiosis And Your Rabbit
Coccidiosis is caused by a single-celled parasite, or protozoa, called Eimeria. While some rabbits can carry the parasite and show no signs, others can develop deadly disease.
The Signs Of Flystrike
Flystrike occurs when certain types of fly lay their eggs on a rabbit, which then hatch into maggots. This is a horrible disease, as these maggots then eat the rabbit’s flesh. This is often fatal, due to infection or from toxic shock. The best prevention is by keeping your rabbit clean and in good health, and applying Preventive treatments in peak season.
Summer Tips For Rabbits
Just like dogs and cats, rabbits can suffer from heat stroke. Body temperature raises to dangerous levels, and can cause multiple organ failure and even death.
Litter Training Your Rabbits
You can start litter training your rabbits as early as you like but you can litter train a rabbit at any age. In fact, it has been suggested that older rabbits can be simpler to train than babies as they are more developed and find learning easier. Being neutered or not is likely to have more of an impact on success than age. It’s more difficult to house train a non-neutered rabbit as they have a stronger inclination to mark in the house. You can have your rabbits neutered from four months old.
How To Keep Rabbits Active
No one wants a bored rabbit, especially as it puts them at risk of health problems. Here are a few ideas to keep your pet stimulated and active.
Neutering Your Rabbit
Getting your rabbit neutered or spayed can help make your pet less aggressive whilst also preventing any unwanted pregnancies. It can also help your rabbit live a longer and healthier life.
Spring Tips For Small Furries
As the first signs of spring start to appear, we have put together some handy tips and advice to ensure that you and your small furry can make the most of the new season.
Autumn Health Advice
Click through to check out our advice on dodging the pet pitfalls of autumn and making sure your beloved pets are happy and healthy during the colder months.
Rabbits And Guinea Pigs And Fireworks
Click through to check our advice page on how to spot if your rabbit is worried around fireworks and how to help them through this tough time of year.
Worms And Your Rabbit
While worms are much less common in rabbits than in our cats and dogs, they can still pick them up. Knowing the signs to look out for can help you make sure your bunny gets treatment quickly, and stays happy and healthy, even if they do come across any of these parasites.
Winter Health Advice
Click through to check out our 'Winter Watch Outs' handy tips to help you make sure your pet is happy and healthy during the chilly winter months.