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Home Forums HOUSE RABBIT Q & A Should I spay my Rex? Is it too late?

This topic contains 4sd replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  BunLuv 4 years ago.

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    RavenAsh
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    I never really thought I would need to spay her; she’s an inside rabbit and doesn’t go outside very often so there isn’t the threat of her mating and she isn’t very territorial or aggressive, so I figured it wasn’t a problem.

    Now, I’m reading some stuff online that says “75% of female rabbits who aren’t spayed develop ovarian cancer and die between the ages of 3-5”.

    Is that true?

    Has it happened to anyone?

    I also read that the older a rabbit gets there’s a higher chance of something going wrong during the surgery.

    Ivy is almost three years old (her birthday is in a few weeks) is she too old?


    #1747566

    Jadeo09
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    Hi
    Yes sadly that is true and my house rabbit was spayed for that reason mainly.
    I would discuss it with your vet. Try to find a experienced rabbit vet, my old rabbit died shortly after having a late neuter. When I was very little my dad tells me.
    If you have a blood test done before it can usually tell you if she’s well enough.
    Apparently this can be done to cause minimal stress
    By asking your vet to do it while you are there holding bun then taking the sample from her ear. They can scrape off a little fur by using a scalpel rather than using loud and scary hair trimmers ☺


    #1747567

    Jadeo09
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    http://myhouserabbit.com/rabbit-health/spaying-or-neutering-your-pet-bunny/
    http://rabbit.org/faq-spaying-and-neutering/

    Just found these your bun should be fine to have it done with full blood work done before hand


    #1747574

    RavenAsh
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    Thank you so much for responding.

    I was going to take her to get a check-up fairly soon, so I’ll be sure to talk with the vet about getting her spayed as well.

    Thanks again. ^-^


    #1747599

    BunLuv
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    That is probably a good idea, asking the vet.


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