Species such as rabbits and ferrets and other pocket pets have quite different requirements prior to surgery to our dogs and cats. Unless otherwise advised by your veterinarian please:

  • Ferrets: fast for 4 hours prior to surgery
  • Rabbits: do not fast prior to surgery. We recommend rabbit patients are admitted to hospital with food from home so they can feed prior to their anaesthetic and as soon as they are awake.

Please contact us for more information on bringing your rabbit, ferret, guinea pig or other pocket pet in for surgery.

Find out more information on bringing in cats and dogs for surgery.