COVID UPDATE – If mutually agreeable, subject to face coverings being worn, no clinical signs of COVID, 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. Click here for our updated COVID POLICY as from 19th July.

For repeat medication requests, please order at least 24 hours in advance by emailing us at medicines@ovg.co.uk or by telephoning 01458 832972. You will be requested to pay prior to collection.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT AS FROM 6TH OCTOBER OUR WEDNESDAY NIGHT OPENING HOURS WILL CHANGE AND WE WILL BE CLOSING AT 7PM.  Opening times generally can be found here

 

Fly strike

Fly strike is a common condition in rabbits during the summer months and is caused by the greenbottle fly.  This happens when flies are attracted to and lay maggot eggs in faeces or urine around your rabbit’s bottom.  This condition can be fatal if not treated promptly.  We stock a product recommended in the summer months to prevent flies laying eggs (but will not kill adult maggots).  It lasts for 10 weeks.  Two applications of the product are included in our Rabbit Health Plan to guarantee your rabbit is safe all summer long!  Faeces or urine collection is invariably secondary to another condition such as dental disease, obesity or back problems, so bring your rabbit for a check-up if you notice this at any time of the year.

 

Parasite control rabbits

Rabbits in the UK do not often develop gut worm burdens that require routine worming treatment. Rabbits can act as hosts for dog and cat worms. However, as long as dogs or cats that share gardens with your rabbit are routinely wormed, including for tapeworm, your rabbit will be protected.