Small Animals

Do you have a question about the welfare of your small animal?
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions answered by Richard Williams.

When should I get my rabbit neutered?

My recommendation is to neuter the rabbit at 6 months old. Some of the rabbits may have behavioural problems, so they may need to be neutered at 4 months old.

 

Does my rabbit need vaccinations?

Yes, absolutely.

When should I get my rabbit vaccinated?

You should get your rabbit vaccinated at 5 weeks old, then once every year.

What should I do if my pet has fleas?

If you notice fleas on your pet, you should go to the vet in order to receive a suitable product for fleas.

Can my pet be microchipped?

Yes, absolutely. We can microchip most pets from a young age.

Do I need to get my pet microchipped?

Yes, my advice is to microchip all the pets. It's really helpful (for example, in case someone steals your animal or they become lost). In fact it is the law that dogs must be microchipped from 8 weeks of age.

What should I do if my pet has worms?

If you notice worms in your pet's stools, you should go to the vet in order to receive the suitable product for worms.

If you would like further assistance on any of the questions above, or any other query, please feel free to contact one of our surgeries for more advice.