Ridglea West Animal Hospital is proud to be your rabbit veterinarian of choice in Fort Worth, TX. We offer all types of rabbit services, including wellness & preventive care, sick visits, spay and neutering, nutrition, and more.
Wellness Care for Rabbits
New bunny in the family? We can help! Our rabbit veterinarian can provide guidance with:
- and more!
No matter if you have an 8-week-old kit or a 4-year-old rabbit, we offer services for you. Our NEW RABBIT package includes:
- a nose to tail exam
- discussion around care and feeding and common health issues
- a dose of Revolution to treat any risk of ear mites
- a nail trim
- and no matter your bunny’s age, we can help determine the correct gender (it can be hard to be sure until they are over 3 months old)
Sick Care for Rabbits
We provide care for all of the common health conditions in rabbits. Some of these include:
- Reduced Eating & Drinking: If your rabbit stops eating or drinking it is important to contact us right away. Gut stasis is an emergency and can result in death in as little as 24 hours after symptoms appear.
- Nasal or Eye Discharge: Another common condition requiring care is nasal or eye discharge. Our rabbit veterinarian will diagnose the cause of this discharge and provide you with treatment options.
- Head Tilt/Wry Nech: “Wry neck” results in a head tilt. The longer the rabbit shows symptoms the less likely it will partially or fully recover. If your rabbit shows head tilt it should visit the veterinarian as soon as possible. Severe cases result in a rabbit that continually rolls trying to establish equilibrium.
- Lumps & Bumps: The appearance of a lump suddenly may be the result of an abscess. Abscesses are caused by several reasons including a wound from a fight or puncture or rubbing on cage wire or feeder.
If your rabbit is displaying any of these symptoms, contact us right away to schedule an appointment.
Rabbit Spay & Neuter
We have developed a very successful protocol for your rabbit’s spay or neuter that results in smooth transitions and rapid recovery for your bunny. Give us a call and ask to speak to one of our technicians and we will be happy to fill you in our process.
We offer Petrus Feed, a high-fiber, alfalfa-based feed from a small family-owned mill in Louisiana. It contains no corn or corn-based products (a definite no-no for healthy bunny digestion). It has rosemary, thyme, and oregano oils in it to improve digestibility, gut motility, and taste. Most of our bunnies love it!
When you can’t be there, we can take care of your rabbit for you. We offer boarding services for rabbits from overnight to extend vacations. Your bunny will be in a quiet room in one of our small condos. Fresh water and litter box are provided. Please bring your regular pellets, hay and nutritious treats. You can upgrade your bunny’s stay with additional “playtime” or interaction.
Wonder what kind of bunny you have?
As of January 1, 2020 there were 48 rabbit breeds recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA). Many of the pet rabbits we see are mixed breed rabbits and often times rescues. But we also see many that are pure bred. The ARBA for rabbits and Guinea pigs is similar to AKC for dogs. ARBA members are interested in the responsible development of the breeds they love. Here is the link to the site containing a description of each breed with links to websites for the individual breed specialty clubs and Facebook connections. Maybe you can find your rabbit’s picture among the different breeds!
Contact your local rabbit veterinarian today!
Whether you have a brand new bunny in the family, or a rabbit you’ve had for years – you can trust us to provide quality care. Contact us today to learn more.