Lapis ISSN 2398-2969

Saying goodbye - options for euthanasia Owner Factsheet

The life expectancy of a pet rabbit is generally much longer than that of a rabbit living in the wild. On average a pet rabbit may live for about 6-8 years and some even survive past 10 years. But at some stage it may become obvious that your rabbit's life is drawing to a close. It is then that you will face a painful and difficult decision on whether your pet should be taken to your vet and put gently and painlessly to sleep.

When is euthanasia necessary?

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What will happen?

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Will my rabbit suffer?

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Should I be there at the end?

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Should it be done at home or at the vet's surgery?

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Who decides that the time is right for euthanasia?

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How will I feel?

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How will my children cope?

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What happens to the body?

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Should I get another pet?

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