Laurencekirk Veterinary Hospital 01561 377314
Montrose 01674 676385
Portlethen 01224 783600
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Laurencekirk Veterinary Hospital 01561 377314
Montrose 01674 676385
Portlethen 01224 783600

Neutering Your Rabbit

See the benefits below

Neutering Your Rabbit

See the benefits below

Benefits of Neutering Male Rabbit (Bucks):

  • Reduces the risk of fighting if more than one male rabbit is housed together.
  • Allows both males and females to be housed together without unwanted pregnancies.
  • Sexually active males can become aggressive and possessive within their environment or towards owners.
  • Prevents testicular tumours.

Surgical Neutering in the male involves removing both testicles (castration). Patients are generally allowed home the same day depending on their recovery, and have a wound check in 7-10 days.

Benefits of Neutering Female Rabbit (Does):

  • Allows both males and females to be housed together without unwanted pregnancies.
  • Neutering will prevent cancer of the womb called adenocarcinoma which unmated over 4 year old females are at risk of.
  • Prevents Pyometra’s (a life threatening condition of the womb) most common from middle-age.
  • Prevents unwanted behaviour such as nesting, fur pulling and milk production. 

Neutering involves an ovariohysterectomy to remove the entire reproductive tract. Patients are generally allowed home the same day depending on recovery, and have a wound check/suture removal in 7-10days.

Neutering may increase the risk of weight gain, however this can be due to overfeeding, under exercising or both.

When should I my Rabbit be Neutered?

Rabbits reach sexual maturity at 3-4 months of age, and traditionally both male and female rabbits have usually been neutered at about four to five months old. Your vet will be happy to discuss with you the best time for neutering your rabbit.

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Practice information

Laurencekirk Veterinary Hospital

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    8:00am - 7:00pm
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    8:00am - 7:00pm
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    8:00am - 7:00pm
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    8:00am - 7:00pm
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    8:30am - 1:00pm
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Laurencekirk Business Park Laurencekirk AB30 1EY
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Montrose

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    10:30am - 12:30pm | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
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    10:30am - 12:30pm | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
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    10:30am - 12:30pm | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
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    10:30am - 12:30pm | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
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    10:30am - 12:30pm | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
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64 Northesk Rd Montrose DD10 8TG
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Portlethen

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    10:00am - 12:30pm | 1:30pm - 6:00pm
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    10:00am - 12:30pm | 1:30pm - 6:00pm
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    10:00am - 12:30pm | 1:30pm - 6:00pm
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    10:00am - 12:30pm | 1:30pm - 6:00pm
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    10:00am - 12:30pm | 1:30pm - 6:00pm
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    Closed
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Rowanbank Veterinary Practice Bruntland Road Portlethen AB12 4QL
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