TO ENSURE YOUR RABBIT IS HEALTHY, WE RECOMMEND A WELLNESS EXAM AT OUR HOSPITAL at least
ONCE A YEAR
for adult rabbits and more frequently for baby rabbits (kittens) and senior rabbits. Broomfield Veterinary Hospital specializes in rabbit care, with trained veterinarians who can give your bunny a happy, healthy life.
or call us at (303) 466-1764.
Domestic rabbits can live for 8-12 years on average, and we want yours to live as long as possible, just like you do. Bringing them in for a comprehensive wellness exam every year is one of the best ways to help make that happen. During these visits, we’ll exam your rabbit’s teeth, eyes, ears, skin and fur, abdomen, heartbeat, breathing, and tail. We may also recommend laboratory testing, if we detect any abnormalities.
If you notice any of the following signs before your rabbit’s appointment, let us know:
Refusal to eat or change in appetite
Eye or nose discharge
Constipation or a reduction in bowel movement
Tips for New Rabbit Owners
If you’re a first-time rabbit owner, feel free to ask us any questions you’d like about how to best care for your pet at home. We’ll discuss all the basics of rabbit owning, including diet, appropriate housing, socialization, and exercise. Some of the most important aspects to consider with owning a rabbit are:
- Staying current on their annual wellness exams
- Monitoring their weight
- Keeping them on a healthy, fiber-rich diet
- Having their blood checked regularly
- Having their teeth professionally cleaned regularly
At Broomfield Veterinary Hospital, we specialize in Advanced Rabbit Dental Procedures
Caring for Your Rabbit’s Teeth
Rabbits have 28 teeth, and most people know that the front teeth are usually long. What many people don’t know, though, is that unlike humans, a rabbit’s teeth continue to grow throughout its life, like finger nails, and may require trimming at some point. One of the best ways to prevent teeth from growing too long is to provide your rabbit with Timothy hay. Giving your bunny chew toys is also a great idea.
Another important component of your rabbit’s oral health is having their teeth examined and cleaned here at Broomfield Veterinary Hospital at least once a year. We specialize in advanced rabbit dental procedures and can help ensure your rabbit’s teeth and gums are healthy. If you notice any of the following signs between visits, we recommend that you schedule a dental appointment as soon as possible:
- Increased salivation
- Facial swelling
- Dropping food from the mouth
- Selective appetite for soft foods or decreased appetite
- Overgrowth of front teeth
- Eye discharge