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Rabbits are usually neutered around four months of age. Castration involves removing the testes of a male rabbit, and spaying is the removal of the uterus and ovaries of a female. It is worth noting that sperm can reside in the genital tract for up to six weeks, so it’s best to keep your rabbit away from un-neutered females during this time. Rabbits are extremely social creatures; neutering helps pair or bond rabbits, making them much happier.

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Neutering your rabbitNeutering your rabbit:

  • Prevents unwanted pregnancies and womb infections
  • Can help prevent tumours and breast cancer
  • Can also help prevent testicular cancer and prostate disease
  • Assists in preventing roaming and aggressive behaviour



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Should I let my rabbit have one litter before spaying her?

This happens to be a common question, and there are no known health benefits to letting your rabbit have a litter; this is also the same for dogs and cats.

General anaesthesia

Your pet requires a general anaesthetic for neutering; here at Blythwood Vets, we have measures in place to ensure their safety during the procedure. A dedicated Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) will monitor your pet throughout their surgery and recovery. Although rabbits are deemed to be a ‘high risk’ under anaesthesia, the health benefits alone far outweigh the risks; over the years, rabbit anaesthesia has become much safer. 

Risk levels of anaesthesia increase with a pet’s age, certain breeds and if your pet has any underlying health conditions. Your pet will receive a premedication to relax them and will also receive two types of pain relief.  Rest assured the Blythwood Vets team will be with your pet every step of the way.

Your pet will stay the day with us

On admission, we will discuss the procedure and go through the consent form. Please note we must gain a signature from the registered owner (over 18) or authorised agent on the consent form. Your dog, cat or rabbit will be admitted as a ‘day patient’, and they will be discharged later that day once our team are happy with how your pet has recovered. During your pet’s discharge appointment, the team will go through everything you need to know about caring for your pet after their surgery and their pain relief medication. We are always at the end of the telephone for you and your pet, so please contact us if you have any further questions once you have your pet settled back at home, call our practices via the following numbers:

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Please bring your rabbit in a secure box or basket with a blanket that smells of home; we advise rabbits are brought along with their companions to reduce the stress of separation between a bonded pair. Bringing your rabbits lunch is also preferable. We require rabbits to eat relatively quickly after a general anaesthetic; having their favourite foods on hand speeds up their recovery time so we can have your rabbit back home with you as soon as possible. 

Pet Health Plan Offer

Blythwood Vets Pet Health Plan members can claim a 10% discount off any neutering procedure. Our health club offers preventative health, and you could be saving each year on what you spend on your pet treatment wise.

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Further reading:

Neutering your cat    |    Neutering your dog

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Hatch End Vets

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500 Uxbridge Road
Pinner, Middlesex
HA5 4SL

020 8421 0510
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Opening Hours:

Mon to Fri: 8am - 7:30pm
Saturday: 9am - 2pm

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Bushey Vets

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2 High St
Bushey
WD23 3DN

020 8950 2002
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Opening Hours:

Mon to Fri: 8am - 7pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm
Sunday: 10am - 4pm

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Northwood Vets

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Waterlane House
Sandy Lane, Northwood
HA6 3HA

01923 820059
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Opening Hours:

Mon to Fri: 8:30am - 12pm and 3pm - 7pm
Saturday: 2pm - 4pm

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Stanmore Vets

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103-105 Stanmore Hill
Stanmore
HA7 3DZ

020 8954 0554
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Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday 8.30 - 7.00pm
Saturday 2.00pm - 4.30pm 

August Bank Holiday Hours

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