Caring for Your Bunny in Phoenix

Caring for Your Bunny in Phoenix

You don't have to wait until Easter to fall in love with a rabbit! Domestic bunnies make great pets, and at North Central Animal Hospital in Phoenix, we love helping all our furry friends live healthy and happy lives! If you're thinking about getting a pet rabbit, it's important to learn a few things about caring for this type of special animal. 

girl holding bunny rabbit in Phoenix

Tips from Our Phoenix Veterinarian for Caring For your Rabbit

1. Get your rabbit spayed/neutered. Like dogs and cats, spaying/neutering your rabbit helps prevent unwanted offspring and has even been shown to prevent cancer and other health problems at later stages in life. Our Phoenix veterinary staff offers safe spay/neuter services in addition to annual wellness exams, which help keep your rabbit healthy and saves you money in the long-run.

2. Bunny-proof your home. Keeping your rabbit safe is a top priority. Your Phoenix veterinarian can educate you on proper ways to make your home a safe environment for your rabbit, including concealing cords and buying cages or other confinement tools to prevent unsupervised wandering (particularly in young rabbits).

3. Feed your rabbit well. Rabbits primarily eat hay, and your veterinarian can help you learn how and when to introduce other foods, such as vegetables and fruits.

4. Train and play with your rabbit. A mentally and physically active rabbit will be healthier and less likely to chew on furniture, rugs, cords, and other household items. Be sure to provide your rabbit with plenty of safe chewable toys, space to run and roam, and positive reinforcement when training your rabbit on how to use a litter box.

Do You Have a Bunny in Your Life? Talk to Our Phoenix Veterinarian Today

If you have a pet rabbit, or are thinking about introducing one into your home, then be sure to get in touch with our local veterinarian in Phoenix to ensure that you have all the tools and tips you need to keep your bunny safe, healthy, and happy. To schedule an appointment with a Phoenix veterinarian or to learn more about our pet wellness services, call us today at (602) 395-9773.