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Dental care is a valuable part of your Rabbit's oral care routine. If good oral hygiene is not kept up on a regular basis, periodontal disease will likely recur and cause problems for your pet. Here at Woodward, we recommend regular checkups every six months alongside home dental care.

Rabbits are usually neutered around four months of age. Castration involves removing the testes of a male rabbit, and spaying is the removal of the uterus and ovaries of a female. It is worth noting that sperm can reside in the genital tract for up to six weeks, so it’s best to keep your rabbit away from un-neutered females during this time. Rabbits are extremely social creatures; neutering helps pair or bond rabbits, making them much happier.

Microchipping is a permanent ID system, which involves a chip, no bigger than a grain of rice being implanted under the skin of your rabbit's scruff.

For the long-term health and wellbeing of your rabbit and your family, it is essential that you routinely use proven, preventative treatments against the most common parasites throughout your pet’s life. Remember that prevention is much easier and cost effective than cure.

The commonest problems that vets see in rabbits all stem from an incorrect diet – dental problems, facial abscesses, digestive disorders etc. This is why feeding your rabbit correctly is so important.

When taking on a rabbit it is important to consider their natural behaviour patterns and needs. Rabbits are social animals who like to jump and burrow, so they require plenty of space.

Rabbits are social animals, and can live happily together provided consideration is given to their compatibility.

There are several highly infectious and potentially fatal diseases that affect rabbits.