Posts Categorized: rabbits

Protect your pet from the sun

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As we head into the summer months and temperatures start rising, it’s important to remember that your pets are most vulnerable at this time to many injuries and illnesses which are brought on by hot weather, including sunburn, footpad burns, dehydration and the most dangerous of all, heatstroke. While heat stress is more common during… Read more »

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Why do we give cats and dogs vaccinations?

Vaccinating our pet dogs, cats, rabbits and ferrets is an important tool in protecting them against serious infectious diseases. Vaccines form part of our preventative healthcare programme alongside flea treatment, parasite treatment and neutering. Vaccines can be given as injection into the skin or in some cases drops into the nose. Vaccines are safe formulations… Read more »

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What is Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (RHD) 2?

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In recent years a new viral disease has emerged in rabbits, termed Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease 2. This is a new variant on Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (RHD1). RHD2 (Like myxomatosis and RHD1) is extremely contagious and can be spread by flies or contaminated objects which means that indoor only rabbits can also be affected. This… Read more »

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RHD-2 outbreak in Teddington

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Unfortunately there has been an outbreak of RHD2 in Teddington recently leading to the death of a number of pet rabbits. RHD2 stands for “Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease” and the 2 is because this is a second version of the disease. The first version (RHD1) is included in standard vaccination alongside myxomatosis. RHD2 is spread by… Read more »

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Big Bear Award – Jake Allen

Jake’s Story This month our Big Bear award goes to Jake. Jake is a 6 and a half year old dwarf lop rabbit. This is picture of him relaxing at home. Poor Jake has a history of bad dentition (teeth) which can be a common problem in rabbits. We initially saw Jake for a second opinion… Read more »

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Rabbit disease Myxomatosis in Bushy Park

Myxomatosis is sometimes know as Myxi or Myxo which arrived in the UK in the 1950s and decimated the wild population of rabbits. It is still deadly and all rabbits, even indoor rabbits are at risk. A rabbit suffering from Myxi was recently seen in Bushy Park. Please ensure your rabbit’s vaccinations are up to date!… Read more »

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