ADDRESS 379 Homer Street Earlwood Corner of Wiliam & Homer Street
CONTACT e: f: 02 9787 1431 p: 02 9784 0400
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RABBITS Rabbits like guinea pigs require specialist care, they are fun, bright and loving companions living 8 -  years on average. Dental disease Like guinea pigs rabbits have teeth that continue to grow throughout their lives. Their front incisors grow several mm’s per week and the back cheek teeth grow 3mm monthly. Ensuring that you have a diet high in fibre will assist you rabbit in maintaining correct dental health. If dental disease is suspected it is paramount that a veterinary consult is performed in order to examine your pets teeth and dental health. Vaccinations In Australia rabbits need to be vaccinated against Calci Virus which is a disease which if not vaccinated against will be fatal in pet rabbits. Your rabbit will require an annual vaccination. Vet Central will send you a reminder to you one month prior of your scheduled vaccination date Young rabbits need to be vaccinated at 10 – 12 weeks of age and then every 12 months. Neutering At Vet Central Animal Hospital we recommend the neutering of all rabbits. Male rabbits can be castrated from four – six months of age which can improve bonding rabbits into pairs, reduce mounting and dominance related behaviours and of course prevent unwanted offspring. Female rabbits can be spayed from five months of age. The procedure involves the surgical removal of both ovaries and the uterus. There are many advantages from spaying including the prevention of breeding, spraying, mounting and improved toilet training. Flea Control Like dogs and cats rabbits can also get fleas. Fleas can cause skin issues and also spread to soft furnishings and other pets in your household. Discuss treatment of management of fleas with our staff. We have a wide range of adorable options to help ensure your pet is protected. Worming Rabbits also can contract intestinal worms which some can be transmitted to humans such as ring worm .It is important to ensure that rabbits are treated for these conditions and if any parasites are suspected diagnostic tests are performed to ensure adequate and fast treatment. Flystrike In the summer months, blow flies can lay their eggs on your rabbit.  The eggs hatch into maggots which start to feed on the skin and underlying tissues of the rabbit. They can cause horrific injuries often resulting in death. Flies tend to be attracted to rabbits soiled around their bottoms - usually obese, elderly, and ill rabbits.  Daily checks of your rabbit will help you to spot signs of fly strike and a clean hutch is less likely to attract flies. Please ask about fly strike at your next appointment for more information and to discuss treatments available to minimise the risk of flystrike for high risk rabbits.
 (02) 9784 0400
379 Homer Street Earlwood
 (02) 9784 0400