Update on the Move

We’re really excited the move is happening! In the process of moving our equipment we are down to 1 phone line for the short time so please “bear” with us. Our contact phone number is still the same. We’ll be practising from a temporary location at Point Cook Animal Accident and Emergency with slightly varied…

Calicivirus Updates: Dispelling the Myths

Calicivirus (Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus, or RHDV) is one of two viruses present in Australia in order to control the wild population of rabbits.  The first strain of RHDV was introduced in the mid-90s from the Czech Republic (this was RHDV1 V351), and since its original introduction has been diversifying and evolving in the wild. …

Head-tilts and Holidays

An update on our E. cuniculi policy and all the end of year news As new veterinary studies are published and more information is discovered, the Melbourne Rabbit Clinic is updating our medical protocol regarding treating and preventing E. cuniculi.  This parasite can cause diseases to the central nervous system, eyes and kidneys in affected rabbits. We…

Summer Bugs

Flies, mozzies and other nasties The start of summer has been warm and wet, which is unfortunately is perfect weather for nasty bugs.  This means that we are seeing a lot of flystrike at the moment. Flystrike occurs when flies are attracted to abnormal smells (urine, faeces or damp skin) and lay their eggs in…

More vets, more locations, more time!

The Melbourne Rabbit Clinic website is back in business! July saw some big changes for the clinic, with extended hours, the return of Dr Alice Phan and the start of Dr Narelle Walter’s day clinics at Essendon and Point Cook Animal Accident and Emergency Centres. Melbourne Rabbit Clinic is now open to 6pm on Mondays,…

Senior Month- having geriatric pets

GETTING OLDER Caring for the elderly rabbit or guinea pig… So your little furry friend is getting older… As with any older animals, geriatric critters require an increase in hands on care and observation. Rabbits and guinea pigs are very good at hiding any signs of illness and hence it is important to spend plenty…

Free Nurse check ups for geriatric pets

It is Senior month at Melbourne Rabbit Clinic and to celebrate we are offering free Nurse check-up appointments for your pet if it is older than 6 years. Please read the post on “having a geriatric pet” and give our lovely staff a call to take up this amazing opportunity. Also Dr Alice Phan will…

Health update: Flystrike!

With flies being prominent in the warmer and humid season, unwell outside rabbits are at risk of flystrike. Flies are attracted to rabbits with urine scald, faecal scald, weepy eyes and discharging wounds. Flies lay their eggs on the soiled or wet fur and maggots hatch within 12 hours. Maggots can release a form of…