Taking Your Bunny to the Vet

Bunnies may not be as popular as dogs or cats, but they do make adorable pets. Just like any other animal, Floppy will need to go to the vet regularly. In this article, a Michigan City, IN vet discusses taking your rabbit to the vet’s.

Choosing A Doctor

Be sure to go to a vet that has experience with bunny care. Rabbits don’t have the same care needs or vaccination requirements as dogs and cats do. They also have very delicate nervous systems, which becomes very important when it’s time to get Floppy fixed.

Appointment Schedule

Like dogs and cats, bunnies may need to come in a few times when they are little. Once Floppy is grown up, she may only need annual appointments. Ask your vet to recommend an appointment schedule.


Floppy will need a carrier for car rides. Make sure to bring a water bottle along! Put the carrier in a spot where it won’t move around.


You’ll want to have the car warmed up or cooled down before putting your pet in it. Rabbits overheat easily at temperatures over 75, so let the AC run for a minute in summer.


Do you have a bonded pair of bunnies? If so, bring Floppy and Flossy in together, even if only one of them needs to see the doctor. They’ll be able to comfort each other, with will make the visit easier. Ask your vet for recommendations.

Warning Signs

Always keep an eye out for signs of illness. Some common ones are teeth grinding, screaming, dirty fur, swelling, limping, respiratory issues, changes in waste, constipation, diarrhea, fever, lethargy, and unusual postures. Changes in activity levels and eating habits can also be signs of illness. Anorexia is particularly dangerous for bunnies. If you see any of these red flags, or any other warning sign, call your vet right away.


Bunnies are very timid, and are easily scared. If possible, bring your cute pet in when it’s fairly quiet. This will help make the appointment easier on your furry buddy.


If your rabbit is having surgery, you’ll of course want to get specific after care instructions from your vet. Follow those direction to the letter, and don’t be afraid to ask questions.

Do you need to bring your bunny in? Contact us, your local Michigan City, IN vet clinic, today!

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