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Rabbit Spaying and Neutering

Just like with dogs and cats, spaying and neutering your bunny is a critical procedure we recommend to all pet owners to make sure they are as healthy, happy, and live as long as possible. For female rabbits over 2 years old, uterine adenocarcinoma is a malignant cancer found in rabbits with their reproductive organs (ovaries and uterus) still intact. The best prevention is to perform a procedure called a spay, which is available to female rabbits over 4 months old and can also prevent pregnancy and aggressive behavior.

For male rabbits, the reproductive organs (testicles) can develop diseases as well, but much less frequently than females. Male rabbits between 8-18 months old can develop aggressive tendencies and spray their urine outside of the litterbox to mark their territory. By removing the testicles, a procedure called castration, these behaviors can be controlled if the procedure is done before the aggressive behavior starts to occur or shortly after. Males can be neutered anytime after 4 months of age. Speak to your veterinarian to find out how neutering your rabbit would benefit your pet.

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