COVID 19 UPDATE – We have started inviting clients back into the practice however in order to maintain social distancing we are allowing just 4 clients/visitors in, at any one time.  When numbers are reached, you may be offered a pager/buzzer as an alternative and asked to wait outside.  Face coverings are required and if you do not have your own, they can be purchased from us.  Do let us know if you suffer from any conditions that makes you exempt from wearing one.

We kindly request only one member of the family attends, where possible and aim to get for us at the correct time for your appointment to avoid ongoing delays.

Our standard opening hours are back to normal and can be found here

DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY IF YOU ARE DEMONSTRATING CLINICAL SIGNS OF COVID-19! Thank you once again for your patience.

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.