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What care does my rabbit need?

Posted by Claire Cable on 13 June 2017

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Rabbits are great pets that have character, are extremely sociable, enjoy the company of humans and are a great way of introducing young children to pet ownership. They are quiet, clean and are easily toilet trained. While rabbits love company, they can be left alone during the day and are therefore suitable for people who work or are away from home.  A rabbit can be housed indoors (secure any cables!) or in a predator-proof enclosure: Ensuring their safety is essential.  An appropriate enclosure is a hutch that is divided into two connecting compartments, one a wire mesh to allow access to natural light and fresh air, while the other is enclosed...

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My dog needs de-sexing, what is involved?

Posted by Vetcall on 31 May 2013

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Unless you plan to breed from your dog, he/she should be neutered at four to six months of age. Neutered male dogs tend to be less aggressive toward other dogs (especially other male dogs) and don't roam the neighborhood seeking out female dogs in heat.  Neutering your male dog also prevents many health problems that commonly occur later in life e.g. testicular cancer, perineal hernias and prostate problems. Having your female dog neutered reduces the number of unwanted puppies and also prevents many health problems which are commonly encountered later in life e.g. mammary tumours, uterine infections (termed 'pyometra' - these can be life threatening) and ovarian cysts and tumours. The term for...

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My cat needs de-sexing, what is involved?

Posted by Vetcall on 31 May 2013

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Unless you wish to breed from your cat, he/she should be neutered at four to six months of age. Un-neutered male cats tend to roam and fight a lot and may also start urine spraying in the house.  Fighting can lead to injuries and illness and spread of diseases like Feline Aids (FIV) and Feline Leukemia (FeLV). Un-neutered female cats tend to quickly become pregnant and can have one litter after another.  This is very hard on them and leads to unwanted kittens. The term for neutering a female cat is 'spaying'.  When female cats are spayed both ovaries and the uterus are removed. The term for neutering a male cat is...

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