The Importance of Regular Exams for Your Rabbit
Like many other family pets, rabbits are good at hiding discomfort and illness. As such, taking your pet rabbit to the veterinarian’s office is essential to ensure it is in great health. A visit with our veterinarians is also the perfect way to get information about how to care for your rabbit, including tips on how to trim the nails, clean the scent glands, and what the best food is for your pet. If you have a pet rabbit and live in or around Lewistown or Mifflintown, contact our veterinarians at Pleasant View Veterinary Clinic to schedule your next pet exam. Let’s take a look at what happens during your rabbit’s exam.
Eyes, Ears, and Nose
Your rabbit’s eyes should be bright and clear, so during the examination at our animal clinic, the vet will check the eyes for redness and other signs of infection. Your rabbit’s eyes will provide our veterinarian with information about potential illnesses. During the examination, we will carefully check the rabbit’s ears for dirt and wax buildup. We can explain how to clean them when needed. If you see discharge coming from your rabbit’s nose, make sure to contact our animal clinic for an examination.
Mouth and Teeth
An important part of pet care is ensuring your rabbit’s mouth and teeth are healthy. During the examination, we will check to make sure the teeth are not damaged and that they have grown correctly. Your rabbit may also need its teeth trimmed. The veterinarian will check the rabbit’s mouth, inside and out to look for bumps and signs of a dental abscess.
Changes in your rabbit’s fur could be an indication of a problem, such as parasites or something serious. If you notice changes in your rabbit’s fur, skin, feet, or other areas of the body, it is essential to contact our animal clinic to schedule an examination as soon as possible.
Contact Pleasant View Veterinary Clinic for Your Rabbit’s Next Exam
If in Lewistown, Mifflintown, or the surrounding areas, contact our veterinarians at Pleasant View Veterinary Clinic to schedule your rabbit’s next exam. Call our team today at (717) 436-9790 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.