Ridglea West Animal Hospital is proud to be your rabbit veterinarian of choice in Fort Worth, TX. We offer all types of rabbit services, including wellness & preventive care, sick visits, spay and neutering, nutrition, and more.
Wellness Care for Rabbits
New bunny in the family? We can help! Our rabbit veterinarian can provide guidance with:
- and more!
No matter if you have an 8-week-old kit or a 4-year-old rabbit, we offer services for you. Our NEW RABBIT package includes:
- a nose to tail exam
- a discussion around care and feeding and common health issues. Bring your questions
- no matter your bunny’s age, we can help determine the correct gender (it can be hard to be sure until they are over 3 months old)
We are offering the Medgene Labs RHDV2 vaccine, the first vaccine given Emergency Use Authorization by the USDA for Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease. Learn more about this vaccine at the Medgene Labs website.
Sick Care for Rabbits
We provide care for the common health conditions in rabbits. Some of these include:
- Reduced Eating and Drinking: If your rabbit stops drinking or eating it is important to contact us right away. Gut stasis is an emergency and can result in death in as little as 24 hours after symptoms appear.
- Nasal or Eye Discharge: Another common condition requiring care is nasal or eye discharge. Our rabbit veterinarian will diagnose the cause of this discharge and provide you with treatment options.
- Head Tilt/Wry Neck: “Wry neck” results in a head tilt. The longer the rabbit shows symptoms the less likely it will partially or fully recover. If your rabbit shows head tilt it should visit the veterinarian as soon as possible. Severe cases result in a rabbit that continually rolls trying to establish equilibrium.
- Lumps & Bumps: The sudden appearance of a lump on your bunny may be the result of an abscess. Abscesses can result from wounds from a fight or puncture of the skin.
If your rabbit is displaying any of these symptoms, contact us right away to schedule an appointment.
Rabbit Spay & Neuter
We have developed a very successful protocol for your rabbit’s spay or neuter that results in smooth transitions and rapid recovery for your bunny. Give us a call and ask to speak to one of our technicians and we will be happy to fill you in our process.
We offer Petrus Feed, a high-fiber, alfalfa-based feed from a small family-owned mill in Louisiana. It contains no corn or corn-based products (a definite no-no for healthy bunny digestion). It has rosemary, thyme, and oregano oils in it to improve digestibility, gut motility, and taste. Most of our bunnies love it!
When you can’t be there, we can take care of your rabbit for you. We offer boarding services for rabbits from overnight to extended vacations. Your bunny will be in a quiet room in one of our small condos. Fresh water, Petrus feed, hay, and litter box are provided. You can upgrade your bunny’s stay with additional “playtime” or “cuddle time”.
Wonder what kind of bunny you have?
As of January 1, 2023 there were 50 rabbit breeds recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA). Many of the pet rabbits we see are mixed breed rabbits and often rescues. But we also see many that are pure bred. The American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) for rabbits and Guinea pigs is a registration organization for rabbits. ARBA members are interested in the responsible development of the breeds they love. Here is the link to the site containing a description of each breed. Here you will find links to websites for the individual breed specialty clubs and Facebook connections. Maybe you can find your rabbit’s picture among the different breeds!
Contact your local rabbit veterinarian today!
Whether you have a brand-new bunny in the family, or a rabbit you’ve had for years – you can trust us to provide quality care. Contact us today to learn more.