Rabbit Health

Keeping your bunny healthy is important for a long and happy life! This page contains links and articles for common health conditions.
These links are for information only and are not a substitute for veterinary care. If you think your bunny is sick, seek medical attention.
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Common Health Concerns

Spaying and Neutering

Having your rabbit spayed or neutered is very important for his or her health. It will also make your bunny easier to live with.
Here's why:
Spay or Neuter My Rabbit?
FAQ: Spaying and Neutering

The SPCA of Wake County offers a voucher program for reduced cost spays and neuters. You can purchase a voucher from them and take it to an approved clinic. You must contact the clinic beforehand to find out which voucher (dog/cat) they accept for rabbits. For more information and a list of participating veterinarians, visit the SPCA's website.

Websites for information about rabbit health

General information:

Rabbit Health Resources (National HRS)
The Vet’s Library (at VetTechnicins.org)

Toxic Plants:

Many houseplants can be dangerous for your rabbit. Links for identifying toxic plants:
National Animal Poison Control Center (ASPCA)
A resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you think that your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call (888) 426-4435. A $65 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card.

Making a First Aid Kit

It is always a good idea to have some first aid supplies for your bunny. Some things you can include in your first aid kit are:
  • list of important phone numbers
  • triple antibiotic ointment
  • simethicone infant gas drops
  • saline solution
  • iodine solution
  • styptic powder
  • cotton swabs
  • gauze
  • small flashlight or pen light
  • tweezers
  • blunt end scissors
  • cool pack
  • heating pad or hot water bottle (no cords)
  • small syringes (no needles)
  • vegetable or fruit baby food (stage 1)
  • canned pumpkin
  • pedialyte

Resources for bunny first aid supplies:

Bunny Bunch Boutique
Bunny Bytes

Special Needs

Special needs bunnies get a page all their own. For articles and resources about special needs buns, follow this link.
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