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Euthanizing a Rabbit at Home

 

For those that have had rabbits as pets, you know how quickly they can become a part of the family. They bring joy to all and can be part of the family for many years. However, when they become ill with a chronic disease, owners must make the difficult decision of whether or not to consider putting their pet down. 

 

 

How do I know it’s time to euthanize my rabbit?

 

This is the most difficult question. Unfortunately, your rabbit cannot tell you when it is time. One way to try to figure it out is to watch to see if the bad days are outnumbering the good days. What was your rabbit like four weeks ago or even one week ago compared to now? 

 

Happy rabbits are active. Sick rabbits are lethargic, hunched, and will not eat or drink. If you are noticing these signs, please contact your veterinarian to discuss your rabbit's health. It is important to find out what the treatment options are and what the prognosis is.  

 

If you have talked to your veterinarian and you are considering home pet euthanasia, please contact Dr. Goldie Rosen to discuss further 905-876-7766 or fill out our Contact Form 

 

What Happens After Home Euthanasia?

 

Following euthanasia of your rabbit, you can decide what you would like done with your pets remains. Dr. Rosen has partnered with Pets Above, an accredited pet crematory committed to providing the best in pet aftercare services.

 

As a family owned and operated company, the team at Pets Above understand the importance of respectful and compassionate aftercare and promise that your pet will be handled with the same amount of care and respect as if they were their own pets.