Due to the reduced staffing numbers our opening hours have changed and we are open MONDAY to FRIDAY 8am to 5pm and SATURDAYS 10am to 1pm. We continue to provide 24/7 emergency care as well as some essential care. Please be aware it may take us longer than usual to respond to queries that you send us.

Please DO NOT turn up at the practice unannounced, you MUST phone first and DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY IF YOU ARE DEMONSTRATING CLINICAL SIGNS OF COVID-19!

Further advice can be found here. We thank you 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.