Diet and nutrition advice for your rabbit

Diet and nutrition advice for your rabbit One of the major contributing factors for illnesses in rabbits is poor feeding regimes. Rabbits are herbivores and need a nutritious, balanced and interesting diet. We recommend a feeding ratio of the following: 80% roughage 15% greens 5% pellets Coloured fruit and vegetables such as carrot or apple…

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Dental Care for rabbits

Dental Care for rabbits Dental problems in rabbits are quite common. The majority of people are aware that rabbits have four large incisors (front teeth) but you may not realise that behind their upper incisors are two tiny incisors. These are know as the peg teeth. Rabbits also have six upper and five lower molars…

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Advice on neutering your rabbit

Advice on neutering your rabbit Neutering pet rabbits is now a common operation. Neutering stops rabbits getting nasty diseases such as uterine cancer in females and testicular cancer in males. Neutering also reduces the chances of aggression and allows males and females to live together without the risk of babies! They will make better pets…

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Microchipping your pet rabbit

Microchipping your pet rabbit Pet rabbits – whether indoor or outdoor – are just as likely as dogs or cats to escape into the big unknown which is why it is important to microchip your rabbit. Your rabbit cannot wear a collar so a microchip is the only form of identification a rabbit can have.…

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Advice on Flystrike

Advice on Flystrike “Fly strike” can be a fatal disease as it develops rapidly. It is primarily associated with domestic rabbits throughout the warmer months. If you are concerned that your rabbit is showing signs of it, you need to take immediate action. Flies are attracted to the smell of urine and faeces around a…

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Advice for cats with stress

Advice for cats with stress How to spot signs of stress in your cat and dog You know your pet better than anybody and will often notice changes in behaviour in traumatic situations. Some of the most common events which pets find stressful are: Moving house Sudden noise eg fireworks, thunder New members to the…

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Well pet screens for cats

Well pet screens for cats When a Veterinary Surgeon carries out a physical examination of your pet they cannot assess fully the condition of the internal organs. Age related illnesses often develop slowly and can easily be missed in the early stages. Modern veterinary medicine means we can now offer the benefits of regular health…

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Diet and nutrition advice for your kitten and cat

Diet and nutrition advice for your kitten and cat There is a huge variety of foods on the market to feed your cat – both wet and dry – making it difficult to decide which is the most appropriate. When choosing a food, it is important to realise that the needs of your cat will…

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Dental care for cats

Dental care for cats Many pet owners complain about their pet’s bad breath. Unfortunately, most cats don’t have their teeth cleaned so the most common cause of halitosis (bad breath) is caused by bad teeth. The problem can range from mild gingivitis where the gums look red, to severe periodontitis where teeth are covered in…

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