Spaying and Neutering
De-sexing or spaying and neutering of female and male rabbits is an essential veterinary procedure to ensure your rabbit becomes the best possible indoor companion. Unaltered rabbits are governed by their hormones and can spray urine, exhibit sexually motivated aggression, and females can suffer high rates of reproductive cancers.
Spaying or neutering is a generally safe and uncomplicated medical procedure when performed by a vet who has experience with rabbits. See the House Rabbit Society articles below for more information.
We have included a list of Rabbit Knowledgeable Vets below.
After Hours and Emergency Care:
Rabbits are generally hardy pets when well fed and housed indoors and they do not often get sick, but when they do, they should be seen by a vet as soon as possible. Injuries such as broken bones, cuts or torn skin need immediate attention.
Illness, particularly gastric distress, respiratory infection, bladder stone blockage, and other ailments, can cause serious decline or death in a surprisingly short time.
Do not take a wait and see approach with rabbits. Emergency vets with knowledge of rabbit care are very limited in the San Antonio area.
Emergency vet clinics may not have a vet on duty with rabbit knowledge, but they should be able to offer stabilizing care until you can see your regular vet the next business day.
Rabbit First Aid Kit and Supplies
This is a suggested list of supplies to have in your rabbit first aid kit. Many of these items can be purchased at your local pharmacy or grocery store, but some must be ordered online. The suggested medications can be prescribed by your vet, along with your vet's specific instructions and guidelines for their use. Become familiar with your first aid kit and how to use the items in it.
Do not wait for your rabbit to become sick before you learn how to take a temperature or to give tummy massage to ease gas pains.