Rabbits and other Small Furries
At Blue House rabbits and small pets stay in our comfortable Bunny Ward, away from cats and barking dogs, in spacious housing enriched with chew toys, hiding places and plenty of fresh Timothy hay.
We know that having your rabbit undergo a procedure under general anaesthesia can be a worrying time, so we do everything we can to make anaesthesia as safe as possible for bunnies:
• Our nurses are qualified and experienced in monitoring rabbits under anaesthesia.
• We give our bunny patients medications before their operation to ensure they have good levels of pain relief and gut protection before any sedation or anaesthetic is given.
• We give injectable anaesthetic drugs through an intravenous catheter (placed in an ear vein). This is more predictable than inducing anaesthesia with a gas mask, and the catheter also allows access to a vein in an emergency.
• For most rabbits we maintain a secure breathing passage using a cutting-edge device called a V-gel, which is safer than using a mask and easier and quicker to place than a traditional breathing tube.
• Rabbits recover from anaesthesia in a warm incubator, and we start syringe feeding them as soon as they are awake to keep their digestive system moving.
- We also encourage you to bring your bunny's buddy with them to keep them company!
We believe in good preventative care for rabbits as much as any other pet. Our nurses run dedicated Rabbit Husbandry appointments to answer all your questions about diet, dental health, exercise, vaccination, neutering and more.
We are always happy to see guinea pigs, chinchillas and small rodents too!
Please click the link below to view and download our fact sheets for helpful information about your small furries.