Rabbit Services

Rabbit Services

Our hospital also provides care to the bunnies in your family. Some of the care that rabbits require is similar to that of other pets. With the right amount of love and care, your rabbits can be healthy and have longevity. Our hospital is fully prepared to assist you in taking care of your rabbits and helping them stay healthy.

Does my rabbit need to be spayed or neutered?

Yes! Spaying and neutering is also encouraged in rabbits as it can protect them from illness. Female rabbits should be spayed at six-months-old as it prevents them from developing uterine cancer later in life. Male rabbits can be neutered anywhere from four to six months. Neutering prevents breeding, marking territory or spraying. Schedule your bunny’s spaying or neutering surgery by contacting us at 604.858.6560.

What is the life expectancy for my rabbit?

Depending on the breed of your furry friend and the medical care they receive, some rabbits can live anywhere between eight to 12 years. This is very dependent on the care, diet and environment that your rabbit is in. Our veterinarians can give advice on how to give your bunny the best care to allow them to live a full life.

How should I care for my bunny?

Regular veterinary exams can provide insights on the well-being of your rabbit. There’s plenty that you can do to make sure your rabbit is happy and healthy. Here are some things to consider when caring for your bunny:
1. Diet – Bunnies require a diet that includes grass-based hays and a small amount of rabbit pellets. Fresh greens such as romaine, red and green leaf lettuces are also good supplements for your rabbit.
2. Grooming- Unlike cats and dogs rabbits do not need baths, as they are very clean. It’s necessary to trim their nails every six weeks and brush their coat regularly especially if they are shedding.
3. Cages – The size of your bunny’s cage is dependent on their size. We recommend choosing bigger cages as this gives the rabbit more room to play and hide. Your furry friend will need a heavy bowl or water bottle inside their cage, litter box and somewhere to hide when they are tired or shy.
4. Toys – Rabbits love to play and can sometimes use cat or dog toys. Our veterinarians suggest hard plastic toys that cannot be easily swallowed and toys that are safe to hide in and chew on.

Last updated: July 13, 2021

Dear Clients,

Our first and foremost priority remains the health and safety of our clients and staff, while maintaining our high standard of quality veterinary patient care. We have all experienced the unpredictability of this pandemic and feel strongly that adopting a cautious strategy is in the best interest of keeping everyone as safe as possible.

Our plan going forward will be to start slowly.  

1. The following changes are effective as of Thursday, July 15, 2021:

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time. However, if you’re unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

4. Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the “Online Consultation” link.

We will continue to keep you advised of each step of our process as we move forward to a tentative full reopening in a few short weeks. We are so excited to start this reopening plan and can't wait to welcome ALL of you back into the clinic.

– Your dedicated team at Valley Veterinary Services