Lapis ISSN 2398-2969

Caring for your rabbit before and after surgery Owner Factsheet

Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd

Many rabbits will have an operation at some stage in their life, eg for neutering (spaying or castration) or to treat a disease. Nowadays most operations in rabbits are fairly safe but the success of treatment and recovery depends to some extent on the quality of care that the owner gives before and after the operation.

 

Image: Surgical preparation: routine surgery - ©David Perpinan DVM MSc DipECZM(Herpetology)

What do I do before the operation?

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What happens on the day of the operation?

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When will my rabbit be able to come home?

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What happens when I pick my rabbit up from the practice?

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What should I do when I get my rabbit home?

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Will my rabbit be ill after the anesthetic?

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What are the signs of more serious problems?

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How do I stop my rabbit pulling its stitches out?

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