Proper care of a rabbit is primarily a properly balanced diet and optimal conditions in which the pet will stay.
Rabbits’ diet must be based on good quality hay, which should constitute as much as 80% of the diet, because thanks to it, tooth crowns are worn down, which grow in rabbits throughout their lives.
Another diet element is herbs and greens (washed, dry and fresh). Giving wet or stale food may cause gastrointestinal disturbances.
It is worth supplementing the diet with fruits, fresh vegetables and seeds.
When should we take our rabbit to the veterinarian?
- immediately after purchase, establish a prevention plan and discuss all issues related to keeping the animal,
- hyporexia or anorexia
- occurrence of skin lesions,
- anuria or
- visible tooth overgrowth,
- claws trimming,
Let’s remember that rabbits need to eat constantly!
They have a powerful stomach acid, the overproduction of which during fasting causes gastric ulcers.
If your rabbit loses an appetite, you should immediately seek medical help!
We also encourage you to read the DENTISTRY, PROPHYLAXIS and REPRODUCTION tabs (castrations and sterilizations) to learn more about keeping rabbits.
At Saskavet, we admit guinea pigs, rats, mice, gerbils, hamsters, chinchillas, degus, and other rodents.
We also provide nutritional and breeding advice. We carry out full diagnostics, including collecting material for testing (blood, urine, scrapings, etc.) and imaging tests (X-ray, ultrasound).
As with any pet, prevention is crucial for rodents.
You should start visiting the veterinarian just after the purchase.
During the consultation, a deworming scheme, prophylaxis against external parasites and an assessment of the animal’s health will be established.
In addition, during the visit, we can dispel all doubts about the nutrition and keeping of the animal.
Ferrets more often appear in our homes as domestic pets.
Deworming and vaccinations should be performed according to a scheme previously agreed upon with a veterinarian (we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the PROPHYLAXIS tab on our website).
In addition, before travelling with a pet, it is possible to obtain a passport after prior marking the ferret, i.e. chipping.
In the case of males, it may prove essential to inhibit the sex drive, which can be burdensome daily. In ferrets, we use implants with deslorelin, which quietens the reproductive organs’ activity, calming the animal down and increasing their comfort in everyday functioning.
We also take care of hedgehogs daily.
We offer advice on feeding, keeping and care.
At our Clinic, it is possible to carry out diagnostics, cut claws or treat these exotic animals.
A prevalent ailment in hedgehogs is dermatological problems, manifested by excessive scratching, the appearance of wounds on the skin, dandruff and even loss of spines.
External parasites, i.e. sarcoptid or demodicosis, contribute to such changes.
It is worth making an appointment for the first visit just after buying a hedgehog so that the veterinarian will assess the animal’s health and plan appropriate prophylaxis.
In the case of hedgehogs, dental check-ups are also essential, as this species is highly susceptible to problems in the oral cavity area.
At Saskavet, you can provide comprehensive care for birds, i.e. parrots or canaries. Our doctors have experience in the treatment and diagnosis of bird diseases.
In these animals, it is crucial to appear at the Clinic just with minor symptoms! Unfortunately, bird diseases develop very quickly, wreaking havoc on the organism.
We often deal with problems with the digestive tract and liver, primarily from an incorrectly balanced diet.
The keeping conditions are also not indifferent to the shape of the birds and diseases such as pododermatitis (inflammation of the underside of the paws).
Remember that it is also worth making an appointment with parrots for prophylactic beak trimming to prevent defects that contribute to eating disorders.