Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Don’t get us wrong: we love rabbits. We think that they make wonderful pets and we love seeing our rabbit patients, but they are a lot of work. They are not “low maintenance” pets and are not suitable to be cared for by children alone.
Here are some quick rabbit facts to dissuade you from an impulse Easter purchase:
Rabbits can live for anywhere from 7-14 years. Their lifespan depends on the quality of care, but also genetics. Like in dogs, larger breed rabbits may not live as long compared to dwarf breeds.
They are not “low maintenance.” Rabbits are very social and need daily interaction and exercise.
They should not stay in their cage all the time: Rabbits need at least 30 hours of out-of-cage exercise per week! A lack of exercise not only contributes to obesity, but also digestive and urinary tract disorders. Bunny-proofing the home is critical.
Rabbits need an annual exam (just like dogs and cats!) with an exotics-experienced veterinarian. Rabbits are masters at hiding signs of illness, so regular exams can help to detect problems early.
Rabbits have complex nutritional needs, and disease related to inappropriate diet is the #1 reason for sick rabbit appointments at Companion Animal Hospital. These problems are much easier to prevent than to treat.
Take a look at our House Rabbit Caresheet, and talk to our helpful staff if you have any more questions about rabbit care and health.
We love Halloween! From the cool and creative costumes, trick-or-treating, parties, and (let's be honest) the candy, Halloween can be a fun time for everyone. But, there are many hazards that our pets face during these fall festivities.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective June 5, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. OPERATING HOURS
Beginning on Monday, June 8, we are available to serve you and your pets during the following hours:
Monday - Friday: 7:30 am – 7:00 pm Saturday: 8:30 am – 2:00 pm Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Companion Animal Hospital