Are you planning to go away for the holidays? Fido often travels with his humans. Fluffy may do just fine by herself, as long as someone checks on her frequently. However, neither of these is really a good option for Floppy. Read on as a Middletown, DE vet goes over some bunnysitting options, and offers a few tips on leaving your furry pal with others.
Boarding is definitely your best bet. Floppy will be safe and sound and under professional supervision. That care is especially important if your bunny is very young or old, or has any medical issues. Of course, not every kennel takes rabbits. Ask your vet for recommendations.
Are you having someone come over? It’s definitely best to get someone who is experienced with rabbits. Many signs of bunny illness can be difficult for an untrained eye to spot. Of course, sometimes a close friend or family member is just the best option. If your bunnysitter is new to bunny care, provide some basic bunny care information, such as lists of safe and unsafe foods and signs of sickness to watch for. Leave a number for your vet, as well as your own itinerary.
Another option is to ask a friend or family member to keep Floppy at their place. The pro here would be that your furry friend would spend less alone time. On the down side, extensive bunnyproofing may be a big thing to ask of someone. You’ll also need to consider the environment. Rabbits get scared very easily, and can actually die of fright. A busy or crowded household may be overwhelming for Floppy. A quiet home is best.
Have as many of Floppy’s necessities prepared in advance as you can. That includes things like food, chew toys, treats, bedding, and, of course, plenty of hay. Set out (or pack) extra, just in case you’re delayed.
Petproofing is absolutely a must with bunnies. One option is bunnyproofing one specific room, and keeping Floppy confined to that space. This can help prevent mishaps.
Before heading out of town, bring Floppy to the vet for a thorough exam. You’ll want to make sure that your little buddy is healthy enough to be left in another’s care while you’re away.
Do you have bunny care questions? Contact us, your Middletown, DE animal clinic, today!