COVID UPDATE – We are currently seeing essential appointments only whereas non-essential appointments may be delayed.
If mutually agreeable, subject to face coverings being worn, no clinical signs of COVID and the type of appointment, consultations will be carried out inside the building. In order to maintain social distance we have a maximum occupancy level policy and thank you for your patience whilst waiting. We kindly request only one member of the family attends and where possible aim to get for us at the correct time for your appointment to avoid ongoing delays.
Please be aware that as from 18th January due to altered working practices we intend on closing at 6pm for the foreseeable future and will keep this under review until current lock down rules change. Our full list of opening hours can be found here
For repeat medication requests, please order in advance as usual by telephoning us on 01458 832972 or emailing us at email@example.com. You will be requested to pay prior to collection and our reception team will provide you with further instructions as appropriate.
If you are shielding or self-isolating and require repeat medication or veterinary advice please contact us on 01458 832972.
Common Poisons that can affect Rabbits
If you think your rabbit may have eaten a poison, firstly, remain calm. Remove the source of the poison but keep any packaging (if applicable), as this could be helpful for our vets. Call us as soon as you realise a potential poisoning has occurred and follow advice: remember you can speak to one of our own vets 24/7. Rabbits often do not show symptoms of poisoning until there has been a build up of the poison in their body over time, so sadly once symptoms are shown it may be too late to treat effectively. However they should always be assessed by a vet to avoid unnecessary suffering.
Whilst in the wild rabbits learn which plants are safe to eat from their older warren members, these lessons can be lost in captivity. Most rabbits are cautious about trying new foods, but if it’s green then they are likely to try it! There are a wide variety of plants that are poisonous to rabbits, too many to give detailed explanations of them all here. Find tips below on some of the most common poisons and how to avoid them. Please visit the Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund website, with whom we are an accredited Rabbit Friendly Practice, for more information about safe vegetables and herbs to feed your rabbit: https://rabbitwelfare.co.uk/rabbit-care-advice/rabbit-diet/recommended-vegetables-herbs/.
Treatment may often include medication at home to prevent poison absorption from the intestine and overnight stays in the hospital on a drip.
Common poisons for rabbits include: