Rabbit Veterinarian Serving Akron, Barberton & Wadsworth OH
We are a full service rabbit vet clinic providing care, diagnosis, and treatment. Rabbits come in all shapes and sizes and so do their problems. Although their reputation for being fragile may not be deserved, prevention of problems or early detection is essential for your rabbit’s well being. To accomplish the goal of keeping your bunny happy and healthy, we recommend the following rabbit veterinarian services:
Rabbit Routine Exams
When it comes to rabbits, the importance of early detection of problems cannot be overstated. Although relatively resilient against illness, rabbits often succumb rapidly once a problem arises. For this reason we rely heavily on routine examinations to safeguard your pet’s health. This is where we’ll look for potentially dangerous dental problems, ear mites, trichobeozars(hairballs), urinary problems, feet injuries, or gastrointestinal dysfunctions. As part of the overall examination, we’ll discuss your pet’s environment and analyze its diet for an optimal lifestyle.
Rabbit Diet Consultations
“You are what you eat” certainly applies to rabbits. Many of the common health problems we routinely see in rabbits, such as dental and gastrointestinal ailments, can be prevented by feeding an appropriate diet. Lower protein and higher fiber is usually the way to go. We can assist you in finding the right diet for your pet’s situation.
Rabbit Dental Prophylaxis
Rabbits teeth continue to grow throughout their lives. Any small problems can therefore become major ones as they grow over time. Mal-alignments can lead to oral sores, anorexia, and abscess formation. We can determine if your bunny has a dental problem, correct it, and take steps to prevent a recurrence.
Rabbit Parasite Control
Rabbits get parasites too! From ear mites, skin mites, fleas and ticks to intestinal roundworms and coccidia-parasites can impact your pet’s health. There is no need for your pet to suffer with these dilemmas. We’ll rid your pet of its parasitic problems and map out a preventative protocol for the long run.
For pet rabbits we recommend early spaying and neutering. For the males, neutering goes a long way to help curb the development of objectionable or aggressive behaviors. For females, in addition to helping with behavior, spaying can prevent the development of endometriosis or uterine cancer. These are common and serious medical conditions of female rabbits that can be prevented by early spaying of your pet.
Rabbit Diagnostic, Therapeutic, and Surgical Procedures
Our goal is to keep your rabbit healthy and prevent illness. If your pet is injured or ill, rest assured that we have the tools necessary to diagnose the problem and offer state-of-the-art treatment. From blood testing and radiographs to ultrasound and endoscopy, we have the means to track down your pets’ problems. Once the problem is uncovered we have the expertise, equipment, and the years of experience needed to provide the therapy or surgical procedures required to help even the smallest patient.
Rabbit Emergency Care
Our office is open for your rabbit’s health care needs Monday through Friday 8:00-6:00 and Saturday 8:00-4:00. If emergency care is required after these hours, you can rely on our 24 hour emergency facility- the Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital. Metro is located at 1053 S. Cleveland-Massilon Rd. in Copley (330-666-2976) and is there to assist with any of our client’s problems. At Metro we have veterinarians and technicians on duty 24 hours daily to address your needs. Metro’s staff doctors rotate through our clinic on a regular basis to assure that they are comfortable addressing the problems of our bird and exotic owning clients.