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Balboa Pet Hospital Cat Veterinarians San Francisco

Your Rabbit

Deserves Veterinary Care

Just like cats, dogs, and other pets, your rabbit will need preventive medical care. Balboa Pet Hospital Veterinarians in San Francisco recommend that you make an appointment for a thorough exam right after you adopt your new rabbit. Click here for tips on how to choose the right rabbit for your family.  During the first examination, your doctor can ensure he or she is healthy and disease free. Rabbits do not generally need vaccinations. Talk with our veterinarian about any concerns you may have.  It's important that  you understand your bunny's medical care needs, as well as environmental concerns. Rabbits should be examined by your veterinarian annually up to age 6 and twice yearly thereafter. They should also be tested annually for intestinal parasites, which can be treated if they are found.  Diseases and conditions can be treated and outcomes are greatly improved, if caught early.

WARNING : Unlike dogs and cats, If your bunny stops eating even for a day, that is a medical emergency. Get your rabbit to the veterinarian right away, or they can die. 

Female rabbits should be spayed after 6 months of age and male rabbits should be neutered to avoid numerous unpleasant behaviors, like spraying and "humping".

Cat Friendly Practice in San Francisco, CA Balboa Pet Hospital

Preventive Care & Basic Needs

  • Annual examinations to age 6 years
  • Twice yearly exams over 6 years
  • Annual parasite testing 
  • Proper housing and bedding
  • Proper diet
  • Spay or Neuter

Here is an EXCELLENT RESOURCE ----   View or a print this handout with general rabbit care guidelines: nutrition, environment, supplies & responsibilities. This will answer many common questions. Give it to a friend BEFORE they adopt a bunny!

It's important to carefully consider whether adding a rabbit to your family is a good idea.  Click Here for another excellent article from PetHealth Network.

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Testimonials

  •           8/29/2017

    I love Balboa Pet Hospital! Balboa Pet Hospital's staff is amazing! The staff is knowledgeable, caring and above all honest! I feel confident that my pets are getting the best possible care there. The staff has always taken time to answer all of my questions and if I think of something after my appointment, I can just email! I know I won’t have to wait too long for response.

    Unfortunately, this year I’ve had to make some really difficult decisions. The compassion the staff showed to both my pet and I made these unbearable times tolerable. I am indebted to both Dr. Del Rosso and (the wonderful) Dr. Ravn for their kindness, compassion and dedication.

    If you are new to the area or just looking for a new vet, please give Balboa pet Hospital a call!

  •           6/5/2017

    LOVE everything about this place!!! The people are all super nice & caring. I never feel like they’re trying to sell me stuff I don’t need. The vets (especially Dr. Alice Chan) are wonderful, I always fee; comfortable coming here whenever Walle has an issue. They even help me file the insurance claims after each visit! Would highly recommended any pet owners to see them for their fur-baby needs.

  •           6/5/2017

    My dog has been a regular patient since 7 years ago. Once in a while we visit other hospitals due to time conflicts. However, we always go back to Balboa Pet Hospital. My dog has bad allergy and the doctors and assistants always follow up with us after the treatments or visits, help us submit the insurance claims. It’s not a cheapest place to go but their patience and caring are irreplaceable.

  •           4/28/2017

    I’m glad to have found Balboa Pet Hospital near my home. It’s definitely a hidden gem! Dr. Chan saw my dog, Oreo, for her skin problem last week, and my three cats, Pepper, Tofu and Cola, today for annual check-up. She’s very patient (especially with Oreo who’s shy to strangers), knowledgeable and approachable. The front staffs are also very friendly and helpful. They are so prompt to reply my email (within a few hours when I checked back my mailbox). All my pets are about 1-year-old and I’ll definitely bring them here for their health issues/checkup in many years followed.

  •           5/4/2017

    Brought my dog here for a checkup and some minor concerns. Dr. Chan was very professional. She got my dog the treatment he needed and answered all my questions regarding my concerns. The rest of the staff were very friendly and gentle with my dog. You could tell that the staff are genuine animal lovers; definitely something you want when you entrust the health of your pet to someone.

  •           5 of 5

    Been bringing our animals to Balboa for over 25 years and will continue because they provide great advice and care. We love Dr. D and staff are really helpful and friendly. Now if I can find medical care for myself like my animals get at Balboa...

  •           5 of 5

    I have been a patron of Balboa Pet Hospital for almost 500 years now (wink). I love Everybody there and feel they are have always been a great resource and the BEST support system for everything pertaining to my pets.

  •          

    The staff is very kind and gentle, the doctors are very caring and patient when dealing with my scared cat Lulu. I appreciate the time they took to put her at ease and making this procedure as painless as possible for the both of us. Will definitely be spreading the word. Thank you Balboa Pet Hospital.
     

    Linda P.

    San Francisco, CA

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Tuesday7:30 AM6:00 PM
Wednesday7:30 AM6:00 PM
Thursday7:30 AM6:00 PM
Friday7:30 AM6:00 PM
Saturday7:30 AM5:00 PM
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