Rabbits, small furries & exotics

At Nurture, we believe every pet should receive the best veterinary care that is bespoke to them. Whether your pet has scales, fur or feathers, you can expect quality pet care at your local Nurture Practice in Wells or Weston.

Take a look below at how we can help your rabbit, small furry pet, or exotic pet live well.

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Caring for your pet

Our practices have been designed to promote wellbeing from the moment your pet enters, to when they leave. This is reflected in our team’s approach, the design of the building and the medication/treatments we use.

At our Wells Practice we have achieved the Silver Award for being a Rabbit Friendly practice. This means that we have been reviewed and approved by a vet specialist adviser, and are recognised for our high standards of expertise. Our caring team are constantly working on new ways to further our small patient care in Wells and Weston.

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Regular health checks are important to help your pet maintain a healthy life, however we understand that getting some small pets to the vets can prove tricky at times. We’re here to help and can offer advice on small pet carriers and how to travel safely with small furries and exotics – connect with us for advice.

Keeping your rabbit up to date with their annual vaccinations is vital to prevent them from contracting Myxomatosis and Rabbit Viral Haemorrhage Disease (RVHD-1 & RVHD-2), which sadly have very high mortality rates. Book your rabbit’s annual vaccination at Nurture.

Small pets can be affected by parasites such as lice, mites and fleas. Rabbits and guinea pigs are also at risk from flystrike, which is a condition caused by flies so prevention is key – talk to our experienced team about the best parasite treatments and advice for your pet.

It’s wise to get rabbits and male guinea pigs neutered if they are going to co-habit in opposite-sex pairs. Neutering can also be extremely beneficial to rabbits in particular as they can suffer from serious diseases if left ‘in-tact’. Talk to us about small pet neutering at Nurture.

A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice so as long as your pet is big enough for the chip to be implanted, they can usually be microchipped. This can be a wise choice for rabbits and tortoises as they have a habit of escaping, and unfortunately some exotic pets can be the target of theft. A microchip will give you the best chance of being reunited with your pet should they go missing.

Dental disease can affect small pets too, especially rabbits and guinea pigs, whose teeth grow continuously. A fibrous diet rich with hay will usually keep dental problems at bay, but our vet dentists in Wells and Weston are here to help if not.

We can help you achieve a balanced plan for your pet’s nutritional needs, whether you have a rabbit, guinea pig, hamster, gerbil, tortoise, bird or another type of small pet.

Helping your small furry or exotic pet lead a fulfilling life that mimics their natural behaviours in the wild is important for their health & wellbeing. Our team can advise you on habitat setup, enrichment ideas, behaviour, handling and much more.

Nurture ensures around-the-clock care through our own RCVS Tier 3 Vet Hospital in Wells and our close connections with Langford Emergency Care near Weston-super-Mare – learn more.

There are insurance providers that cover the costs of unexpected injuries & illness in some small pets such as rabbits and exotics. Talk to our team about how pet insurance can benefit you and your pet. Connect with us

 

Nurse appointments at our Nurture Hub

Establishing a good routine and using Nurture’s nurse clinics will promote healthy weight and allow you access to professional, tailored advice surrounding nutrition, exercise, weight, claw clipping and dental care. Book an appointment with Nurture’s vet nurses in Wells or Weston to get advice on caring for your rabbit, small furry or exotic pet.

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