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Spaying and Neutering Your Pet Rabbit


Dwarf pet rabbit

As a pet owner, it is important that you know the facts about spaying or neutering your house rabbit.

Benefits to Spaying or Neutering Your Bunny

There are many benefits to spaying or neutering a rabbit. First and foremost, a fixed rabbit can live a longer, healthier life as the risk of cancer and urinary tract infections are greatly reduced.

Second, a rabbit that is spayed/neutered becomes calmer and easier to manage. Their destructive habits subside a bit, yet they don’t lose their charmingly mischievous nature. Altered rabbits are also easier to litter train and have less of an urge to spray.

When Should You Spay or Neuter Your Pet Rabbit?

When male rabbits are between 3 and 5 months old, they are old enough to be neutered. Female rabbits are generally old enough to be spayed between 4 and 6 months; this is when they first reach sexual maturity.

When is a rabbit too old to be spayed or neutered?

Every veterinarian will have their own opinions on this, but in general, after a rabbit is 6 years old, anesthetics and surgery become more risky, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. Simply consult your veterinarian regarding your rabbit’s health and circumstances, and opt for pre-surgical blood work.

Please call us to schedule an appointment.

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