General Health Care for Pet Rabbits

Health tips and advice for your long-eared friends

Hilton Vet Hospital - Rabbit Vet Fremantle

A happy, long life for your rabbit starts here

Rabbits face unique health challenges that often require extra care and experience. The following six topics are critical to understand and maintain to ensure your rabbit is healthy.

Rabbit Nutrition

Feeding the right diet can often prevent many issues that would need veterinary care.

  • 80% Hay and grass (Timothy Hay)
  • 12% Green leafy vegetables
  • 6% Pellets
  • 2% Treats like apple and carrots

Rabbit Castration

Stop aggression towards other rabbits and people. Slow down the urge to escape to look for female rabbits. Stop him making female rabbits pregnant. Castration can be done from 4 months of age.

Rabbit Sterilisation

Prevention of uterine tumours. (70% of unsterilised rabbits will develop uterine tumours by the age of 7 years). Stop aggression towards other rabbits and people. Prevents pregnancy. Best time to sterilise your rabbit is from 4 months of age.

Blood tests

Blood tests are a great way to screen for age-related problems. They give insight into how we can better teat any underlying issues.

Rabbit Parasites

Fleas, Rabbit Fur Mites, Rabbit Eat Mites and Maggots all affect the heath and happiness of your rabbit. The good news is, they can all be treated.

Rabbit Vaccination

Rabbits are vaccinated against Rabbit Calici Virus Disease (RCD). Young rabbits are vaccinated at 8 and 12 weeks of age. Research has found that the current Cylap RCD virus is effective against the new K5 Calici virus.

FAQ’s About Rabbit Health

How do I know if my rabbit is sick?
How much is a consult at Hilton Vet Hospital?
A standard consult at Hilton Vet is $89.00. Please note that additional services, like blood tests, treatments and medications will be in addition to the consult fee.

We always provide treatment options and will only make the recommendations based on what’s best for your rabbit.

I currently go to another vet but want to try Hilton Vet.
We’re glad to hear that you’d like to try Hilton Vet! Your pet’s medical records are important so it’s best for us to get a hold of them prior to your consult. It’s common practice for vets to pass over medical records so don’t feel bad for requesting your documents from your current vet.
Where are you located?

Our address is 294 South Street, Hilton.
We’re located close to the South St. & Carrington St. intersection between the 777 Pharmacy and the Squash Centre. We have plenty of parking too.

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When should I contact my local vet?

If you notice any of these signs, contact Hilton Vet Hospital, your local community vet. We’re also available for routine preventative appointments.

If you have any questions or concerns about your pet rabbits health, please get in touch with our friendly team.

Rabbits owners from all over Fremantle, Hilton, Hamilton Hill, O’Connor, White Gum Valley, Beaconsfield, Willagee, Samson, Coolbellup, Kardinya, Spearwood and Coogee have been coming to Hilton Vet Hospital for more than 30 years to receive exceptional service and care for their pets.

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