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A bloodtest can be done beforehand to check for proper liver-function.

Isoflurane or sevoflurane gas are the recommended anesthetic agents.

The bunny as a rule get a long-lasting injection with a painkiller. Some buns get a prescription for metacam to be distributed at home.

The bunny should not be fasted prior to surgery and you should send some food that he likes with him so the staff can feed him after he wakes up. Keep some of his favorite food on hand for when he comes home. Leafy greens like fragrant herbs (cilantro, mint, dill, parsley) seem to be the most attractive food for a bun who’s been in surgery. Then comes hay, and last, as a rule, pellets.

Give him water in a bowl in case he doesn’t feel up to bothering with a bottle, he can be a bit groggy after waking up. Some buns get cold after anesthesia so it’s good to have handwarmers or a hot water bottle on hand if that happens. He must have enough space to move away from a heat-source if he doesn’t want it.

Most young boys bounce right back after their neuter. Adequate pain-relief should ensure that he’s bnot interested in chewing at his incision/stitches, but you will of course need to keep an eye. Cage rest for 1-2 days is normally quite sufficient. (He can be let out to play day 2 but should avoid too much jumping and climbing). If you use sawdust in the litter-box (or sth else that could stick to his incision), replace it temporarily with torn-up newspaper.

A girl-boy bond is still probably the most likely to be successful, even if many buns have a same sex-companion.