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Rabbit Services

Bunnies and rabbits don’t just capture our hearts during Easter egg hunts, they are furry family members all year round! Like dogs, cats and other more traditional pets, rabbits need constant medical care from licensed veterinary teams to stay as healthy as possible. With our help, you can ensure your rabbit is hopping happily all their days! Call us at 902.543.5602 to learn more about our rabbit services and to schedule your next consultation.

Are rabbits an easy pet to own?

Not necessarily. This is a common misconception. Although rabbits don’t need to be taken out on walks, they have specific diet, environments and socialization requirements that must be followed so they can have as a high as quality of life as possible. Their rabbit cages need to be cleaned daily, and should have enough space for them to hop around comfortably. They should be fed a diet of fresh vegetable, fruits, as well as high-quality hay and grass. They also need daily attention and physical contact with you so they can be in good shape mentally.

Do rabbits make good indoor pets?

Yes! As long as they have enough space in their enclosure, and are in a part of your home where you and your loved ones spend a lot of time, they will be very happy! Rabbits need constant affection, so it’s important to take time each day to play with them. Now, when you take them out of their enclosure, be prepared to protect your furniture or keep any fragile items out of their reach, as they do enjoy chewing on things like wood or clothing.

Can I take my pet rabbit outside?

Yes, but please take extra care and keep your eyes on them at all times. It’s best to take them out in your own backyard or patio, where there is fencing around to protect them from dangers such as foxes or moving cars.

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Dear Clients,

We are happy to welcome all clients back inside our hospital! Here is what to expect when you visit our hospital:

1. Face masks are now only required in the exam rooms.

2. Please email your order request to prescriptions@southshorevetservices.ca as our phone lines are very busy. Please include your pet’s name, the client name on file and the phone number on file as well as specific medications/food needed. We require 24 business hours for processing prescription refills.

3. We are now allowing clients to come in to the hospital to pick up orders that require payment.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We are looking forward to seeing you all again.

- The team at South Shore Veterinary Hospital