Vaccinate your rabbit to protect against deadly virus

Rabbits 2018

We are urging all rabbit owners to get their pet bunnies vaccinated now to protect them against the outbreak of a deadly rabbit virus strain that has been reported across the UK.

Rabbit viral haemorrhagic disease type 2 (RVHD2) is highly infectious and can kill rabbits within hours. Vaccination is the safest and most effective way to protect against the disease, but research shows that nearly half a million pet rabbits in the UK didn’t receive a primary course of vaccinations when they were young.

I am very keen to see as many pet rabbits vaccinated in our area as possible. VHD is a terrible way to lose your friend.

Our usual price is just £76.00 to protect your rabbit against all 3 main infectious diseases, or you can spread the cost using our special rabbit care plan. Go to themewesvets.co.uk/pet-plans to read about this.

But for Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) next week, 1st - 9th June, we are offering 25% off rabbit vaccines, so act now and book an appointment!

Rabbits are very good at hiding signs of illness so regular visits to the vet are an important part of keeping pet rabbits happy and healthy.

There are three fatal viral diseases amongst our rabbit population, which can be vaccinated against. Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic disease 1 and 2, which kill a high proportion of the rabbits infected, often so quickly that there is no warning before finding them dead; and myxomatosis, which can result in a slow and painful death for rabbits suffering the worst forms of the infection.

These diseases can be prevented by vaccination and it is absolutely vital to do this even if there haven’t been any outbreaks of these diseases in your area yet. These diseases can spread rapidly and by the time there is an outbreak in your area and your rabbits aren’t vaccinated – it may be too late.

Rabbits have complicated welfare needs, so RAW presents a great opportunity to learn more about rabbits and how to correctly care for them. Rabbit owners seeking professional advice about their pets are being encouraged to contact The Mewes Vets on 01444 456886 or visit the Rabbit Awareness Week website.

30th May 2019

Category: Practice news