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Rabbit vaccinations

Did you know that it's not just dogs and cats that require protecting from infectious diseases?

We are now able to vaccinate your rabbit against two potentially deadly diseases - Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Disease. Myxomatosis is a distressing viral disease spread by rabbit fleas and other blood sucking insects. Swollen eyes are usually the first symptoms, rapidly progressing to blindness. Affected rabbits become very ill and most will die as a result.

Viral Haemorrhagic Disease 1&2 (VHD) is a very infectious disease that spreads easily between rabbits, or via contaminated hutches, bedding or food. It can also be inadvertently transported by people or birds. Affected rabbits show a range of symptoms including loss of appetite, lethargy and nose bleeds. Sadly most will die.

Both these diseases can be prevented by a single annual vaccination which can be given to rabbits from 5 weeks of age.

Please contact your surgery or our Advice Line for information on vaccinating your rabbit.

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