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Small Mammal: Surgery & Anesthesia

Sometimes pets need surgery in order for them to stay healthy. Surgery might be a preventive procedure like a spay or a neuter or it might be an emergency procedure to save a life. Here is our growing list of topics.


Neutering Rabbits is Best
 Everyone knows about neutering and spaying for cats and dogs, but isn't it going too far to spay or neuter a rabbit? Absolutely not. It may even be more important to for the rabbit's health to be sterilized at a young age.
Pain Control for Pet Rabbits
 The vast majority of veterinarians are caring professionals that are truly concerned about the health and welfare of their patients, however, some practitioners still do not use pain-relieving medications in their rabbit patients even though they routinely use these drugs in dogs and cats and surely even themselves!
Rabbit Anesthesia and Surgery: Taking the Fear Out
 Anesthesia is the subject that is probably the most frightening to rabbit owners because of misinformation, myths and possibly some previous unpleasant experiences. If anesthesia is not allowed, then obviously all surgical and some diagnostic procedures become impossible. We hope to arm you with not only good information to increase your understanding of what is happening when your pet undergoes anesthesia/surgery, but also give you guidelines to use when communicating with your veterinarian on these important subjects.

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