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Early treatment of GI stasis in a rabbit

May 4, 2012 by  
Filed under Rabbits

You are your rabbit’s best advocate. You know best what her eating habits area, how active she normally is, and what her poops normally look like. So when you notice any changes, you owe it to your bunny to talk to a veterinarian about the changes you’ve seen. It may be nothing, but it may be a… Read more

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Care of Rabbits

January 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Rabbits

The domestic rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) was historically used for fur and meat, as well as for medical research.  Today, rabbits are popular as pets because of their loveable nature and relative ease of care.  Rabbits are not rodents but lagomorphs.  The identifying characteristic of… Read more

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Aggression in Pet Rabbits

December 13, 2009 by  
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What behaviors define aggression in rabbits? Lunging, boxing, chasing, grunting, mounting, nipping/biting (all usually performed with the ears laid flat back) are all displays of rabbit aggression. Here are six common reasons rabbits exhibit aggressive behavior (several are closely… Read more

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Pet Insurance

December 13, 2009 by  
Filed under Pet Care Library

Do yourself and your new puppy a favor by enrolling in pet insurance as soon as possible. Most companies won’t cover pre-existing conditions, so the best time to enroll is when your puppy is perfectly healthy! Pet insurance companies and options have expanded greatly in the past few years,… Read more

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Medicating Exotic Pets

December 8, 2009 by  
Filed under Exotic Mammals

You may find yourself wondering, “How do I give my _______ (parrot, hamster, guinea pig, rabbit, hedgehog, etc.) medication?” Because we see so many exotics at Olathe Animal Hospital, we are faced with this question a lot. The answer lies in compounding! Compounding is the process of taking the… Read more

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