Supreme Pet foods have a think rabbit campaign, and we are pleased to announce that we will be signing up to their “small furry promise”. As we have designed the building ourselves it has allowed us to create separate dog and cat wards, which can have the appropriate diffusers ( Feliway and Adaptil ) to help keep the different species calm and allow cats a quieter environment. Unusually it has also allowed us to build up a separate rabbit and small furry ward to keep rabbits away from species that in the wild would hunt them, which is a much less stressful experience for them.
Over the last 8-10 years I have developed a real interest in rabbit and small pet medicine and surgery. They can be such wonderful, characterful pets and deserve to be treated as such. It has certainly been a challenge at times, for instance trying to keep a dwarf hamster anaesthetised whilst I amputated her cheek pouch, or the first time I spayed a rat, with a bleeding uterine tumour, removing masses on rats that are huge in comparison with the rat which I have found very rewarding.
I have been closely involved with the local rabbit rescue for years and so have performed hundreds of rabbit spays and castrations. I have also therefore treated many difficult and chronic cases handed over to them , and this has forced me to expand my knowledge, try less well known drugs, different combinations etc, which has given me invaluable experience for treating new patients.
So we sign the promise !