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Rabbit Care in Mount Pleasant, SC

Contrary to popular belief, rabbits are not rodents. They are part of the “lagomorph” animal family, and have an extra set of incisors known as “peg” teeth. A rabbit’s teeth will continue to grow throughout their lifetime, so routine checkups and dental exams and an appropriate, fibrous diet are essential to maintaining your rabbit’s health.

Rabbits are affectionate and tidy companions, and they can be trained to use a litter box. To help you manage their care from year to year, we offer a Rabbit VetCare Package, which includes all the essential treatments they need for a happy, healthy life.

Rabbit VetCare Package

Rabbit VetCare Package

Our Rabbit VetCare package is an all-inclusive package designed for rabbit owners. The first few months with any new pet can be daunting, and this package will give you peace of mind while providing your rabbit with premium veterinary care. It is perfect for new owners just starting with a baby bunny or owners of mature rabbits who just haven’t had time to organize getting all their pet’s vet work done.

Disclaimer:

  • Our VetCare Packages are for healthy pets only
  • Because the VetCare Packages are already discounted, they cannot be purchased with CareCredit or Scratchpay, and no coupons or other discounts can be applied

This Package Includes

  • Comprehensive Health and Dental CheckupRabbits are prey animals, and instinctively hide any signs of pain or illness. Therefore, we recommend routine health and dental checkups, which are covered in the package.
  • Intestinal Parasite Screen The package also includes a combined test that we perform to screen your rabbit for roundworms, tapeworms, coccidia, and giardia, all of which can be harmful to their health.
  • E Cuniculi Screen Encephalitozoon cuniculi is a very common infection in rabbits; with up to 50% of rabbits demonstrating exposure to this parasite. Rabbits can become infected by ingesting contaminated food or water, in which this parasite can live for up to 4 weeks. E cuniculi affects the eyes, kidneys, and central nervous system.
  • RHDV-2 (Calicivirus) Vaccine RHDV-2 (Calicivirus) Vaccine RHDV, or rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus, is extremely contagious and affects rabbits throughout the country. RHDV can be fatal in both domestic and wild rabbits, and there is currently no successful treatment available for the disease. RHDV can be transmitted via direct contact between rabbits, and indirect contact (food, water, shoes, hands, etc.). Rabbits that are exposed to the virus but not infected may become carriers. We require that all of our rabbit patients be vaccinated against RHDV-2 (Calicivirus). After their initial vaccine, they will need to return in 3 weeks for their booster. The follow up visit and booster are also included when you purchase this package.
  • MicrochippingWe require that all rabbits vaccinated for RHDV-2 (Calicivirus) also be microchipped. If your rabbit happens to go missing, a microchip increases their chances of being traced and returned to you.
  • Spay/NeuterAn essential part of your rabbit’s preventative care is being spayed/neutered. If your pet is not spayed or neutered, they can be prone to developing cancerous tumors and cysts, and exhibit aggression and other disruptive behaviors. Furthermore, spayed and neutered rabbits can develop a closer bond with other rabbits, and their owners. Our package covers the cost of surgery, a day of hospitalization, fluid therapy during surgery, and multimodal pain relief, plus doses to administer at home. Your rabbit will be monitored during and after surgery by a dedicated technician.
  • Nail TrimNail trims are included in the package to keep your pet safe and comfortable.
  • Oxbow Critical Care and Feeding SyringeIf your pet stops eating their hay for an extended period of time, they could develop life-threatening issues. That’s why our VetCare package includes a quality hand-feeding formula and syringe, just in case of an emergency.
  • Females: $880With our Rabbit VetCare Package, you receive $1,047 worth of care for only $880.
  • Males: $730With our Rabbit VetCare Package, you receive $867 worth of care for only $730.
  • How do I sign up for a VetCare Package? Purchase online, then make reservation online
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Signs Your Rabbit is Having a Health Emergency

Signs Your Rabbit is Having a Health Emergency

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Is your rabbit exhibiting any of the clinical signs listed below? If so, call us immediately at (843) 216-8387.

  • Diarrhea
  • Decreased number of stools
  • Lack of appetite
  • Weakness
  • Depression
  • Painful when touched or picked up
  • Head tilted to one side
  • Rolling or flipping

Not eating can put your rabbit’s gastrointestinal system into stasis. This condition may require extended hospitalization, along with treatment or surgery, so it’s imperative that we see them immediately for care. Inappetence could be a sign of dental disease or some other serious problem.

In the time before your rabbit is able to be seen by our team, try syringe-feeding them with ground pellets or Oxbow Critical Care mixed with water. This will provide your rabbit with much-needed fiber and other nutrients to support them before they arrive at our clinic.

What to Expect for Your Rabbit’s Wellness Exams

What to Expect for Your Rabbit’s Wellness Exams

Below are the various exams we recommend for rabbits, and the treatments they include.

  • Post-purchase exam – Physical exam, fecal analysis, RHDV-2 (Calicivirus) vaccine and booster, microchipping, discuss and schedule spay/neuter
  • 6-month exam – Physical exam and fecal analysis
  • Annual exam – Physical exam, fecal analysis, RHDV-2 (Calicivirus) vaccine, CBC/Chemistries
  • Senior exam – Physical exam, fecal analysis, CBC/Chemistries, radiographs, and ultrasound
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How to Transport Your Rabbit to Our Clinic

How to Transport Your Rabbit to Our Clinic

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Being transported can be stressful for rabbits. To reduce their stress as much as possible, make sure your rabbit is placed in a secure, small or medium-sized carrier. Add some hay and a soft towel to make their journey more comfortable.

Common Diseases and Conditions in Rabbits

Common Diseases and Conditions in Rabbits

Rabbits are prone to a variety of diseases, including:

Vaccinating Your Rabbit

Vaccinating Your Rabbit

We require that all rabbits have their RHDV-2 (Calicivirus) vaccine to protect against the highly fatal RHDV virus. Signs of infection include hemorrhaging and sudden death. Rabbits that survive may show signs of neurological, gastrointestinal, and respiratory issues.

RHDV is a very contagious virus that does not have a cure. Consider purchasing our Rabbit VetCare package to save on your pet’s RHDV-2 (Calicivirus) booster.

Care Sheets and Handouts

Care Sheets and Handouts