Rabbits are great pets … and remarkably prolific! The importance of neutering and spaying your pet bunny 

Rabbits are famously, remarkably prolific. They produce large litters, have the unique capacity to rebreed immediately after giving birth and boast a gestation period of just one month. Controlling the rabbit population is but one of many good reasons to have your pet bunny neutered or spayed. Not unlike neutering and spaying for other companion animals, these procedures also:

  • Resolve the risk factors for cancers of the reproductive organs (uterine, testicular, mammary)
  • Support better relationships with other bunnies, pets, and people in your household
  • Eliminate annoying, undesirable, and even dangerous behaviors (spraying, aggression, mating-related urges)

At Pavilion Crossing Animal Hospital & Grooming in Riverview, Florida, Dr. Keshava Eega takes a special interest and has developed considerable expertise in companion animal wellness, preventative care, and behavior. 

The orchiectomy (neuter) and ovariohysterectomy (spay) are foundational to a wellness program that supports your rabbit’s sustained health and happiness and the strongest, healthiest bonds between you and the bunny. 

They also present an affordable way to avoid the considerable costs of treating complications among unaltered bunnies and supporting pregnant rabbits and their many large litters.

When in our highly qualified and experienced hands, these standard procedures are safe and minimize or eliminate many risks that can threaten your rabbit’s overall health and quality of life. 

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A few more important points:

  • Rabbits can be altered as soon as they are sexually mature, at around four months and eight to 12 weeks for females and males, respectively. 
  • Dr. Eega can advise on the appropriate timing of the procedure for your pet based on age, health, and other factors. 
  • Generally, the rare and minimal risks accompanying this routine surgical procedure pale compared to the health risks associated with keeping unaltered rabbits. 
  • We can advise on ways to care for your bunny before and after treatment and any things to watch for following their procedure.

Rabbits are wonderful pets. Those who have had the great joy of calling one a family member know that they are lovable, smart, active, and highly entertaining. They deserve to enjoy the healthiest, longest lives possible. 

In partnership with you at Pavilion Crossing Animal Hospital & Grooming, we can ensure they have many happy, healthy years. Call (813) 670-8881 to schedule an appointment at our Riverview, FL clinic. We will get your rabbit into a healthy routine of visits for preventive care. 

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Meet Pavilion Crossing Animal Hospital

Dr. Keshava Eega
Pavilion Crossing Animal Hospital

Dr. Keshava Eega moved to the United States in 2003 to further his passion for practicing high-quality and modern veterinary medicine in a challenging environment. Having graduated from the College of Veterinary Science in Hyderabad, India, he then completed his Master’s in Animal Science and the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam in 2006. Dr. Eega then completed his clinical rotations at the Louisiana State University, School of Veterinary Medicine and subsequently obtained his license to practice Veterinary Medicine in the state of Florida. Dr. Eega possesses thirteen years of experience in corporate practice in Orlando as both an Associate Veterinarian and a Lead Doctor. Through the course of his tenure, he has gained vast and widespread experience and exposure in both the practice of high-quality veterinary medicine and soft tissue surgeries. He also possesses professional interests in preventive care, senior pet care, skin cases, nutrition, behavior and wellness exams, particularly for both cats and dogs. Dr. Eega also possesses Fear Free certification which enables him to rid pets, owners and even veterinary health care teams of fear, stress, and anxiety. Hence, in the hands of Dr. Eega, you can be assured that your pet receives modern, customized care in a comfortable environment!

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