Pre anaesthetic instructions for rabbits.
If your rabbit is coming in for a general anaesthetic please have normal food and water available at all times prior to coming in.
Please pack a container of extra yummy rabbit food your pet is likely to eat after surgery and bring it in on the day of the anaesthetic.
You should get a confirmation text from PAH the day before surgery.
Aim to arrive with your pet at Pittwater Animal Hospital between 8:15am and 9am.
Our receptionist will discuss all the scheduled procedures for the day, and will also review your pets vaccination status.
An estimate will be given for the hospital procedures for the day.
Contact numbers will be collected. Please answer any calls from PAH on the day, as we may need to modify some procedures at short notice. Please note that one of our lines shows as no caller id, so please bear that in mind.
Many animals will go home on the same day as the procedure after 3pm, but we may recommend that some stay in for 1 night to ensure they are eating.
Please make sure your rabbit is kept very warm the night after the anaesthetic.
It is essential that you let us know if your rabbit is not eating well after you take them home. Rabbits are very sensitive creatures and need to be observed carefully, as even a slight delay in eating well can lead to gut stasis, which is a very serious condition for bunnies.
For at-home care after any procedure at PAH look at our After Care page.