Daily Care and Grooming

Daily Care and Grooming

Handling Your Rabbit

Rabbits need to be handled properly to support their bone structure and prevent breaks. When you pick up your bunny, place one hand under the front chest area and the other hand beneath the hindquarters to provide full support.

Please note: Never pick up a rabbit by the ears as it causes serious injury.


Rabbits try to keep themselves and their environments clean. There are only two forms of grooming that need to be conducted regularly. First, you need to brush your rabbit’s hair to keep the coat in good condition. Using a soft brush, like baby brush, start at the back of the rabbits head and brush down toward the tail. Brushing should occur every two or three days. Second, your rabbit’s nails will need clipping periodically, which can be done by your veterinarian.

Cage Cleaning

With all their digging, shredding, chewing and activity, rabbits can be messy. You'll need to clean your pet's cage once or twice a week to keep it clean. First place your rabbit in a fenced in exercise area or another cage. Remove staples like the litterbox and rest/hide areas, food and water bowls and any toys. Then sweep out all loose materials in the cage and use hot, soapy water to scrub the cage, including the walls. Wipe off the protective plastic underlayer. If you put a soft fabric in the hide and rest area, remove and wash it or put a fresh piece of material in the space. Be sure to rinse and dry thoroughly before relining the cage with fresh hay, straw or other lining material. Finally, put the toys and other items you removed back into their places in the cage.

We schedule a full 30-minute appointment for most of our exams. This allows ample time to discuss your concerns with our doctors and to provide your pet with a full extensive exam. If you phone us with questions, our staff members are happy to assist you. If additional information is needed, a doctor will make every effort to call you back the same day.

We provide expert medical and surgical care should your pet become ill or injured. We offer a full range of quality animal care with specialized diagnostic and treatment modalities. We also provide consultations with board certified specialists.

Our Locations

Total Care Veterinary Hospital

633 McDonald Ct.
High Point, NC 27260
Phone: (336) 841-8877
Fax: (336) 841-737

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Skeet Club Veterinary Hospital

1578 Skeet Club Rd.
High Point, NC 27265
Phone: (336) 886-2315
Fax: (336) 886-2386

Office Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday, Saturday: 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday: Closed