Vaccination is the only proven method of protecting rabbits against potentially life-threatening diseases such as myxomatosis and viral haemorrhagic disease (VHD).
Your vet will be able to advise you on vaccination and will also carry out a health check to ensure your pet is in tip top condition.
Internal parasites can cause serious damage to rabbits if left untreated. One particularly nasty one is Encephalitozoon cuniculi (E. cuniculi) which affects as many as 50 per cent of domestic rabbits. Our vets or nursing staff will be able to advise you will be able to advise you on products to treat internal parasites.
Do house rabbits need to be vaccinated?
Vaccinations are essential for providing your rabbit with adequate protection from life-threatening and debilitating diseases such as viral haemorrhagic disease (VHD 1 and 2) and myxomatosis.
How often do rabbits need to be vaccinated?
We recommend that rabbits are vaccinated every 12 months to protect them against potentially fatal diseases.
Do rabbits need to go to the vet?
To ensure your rabbit is kept happy and healthy, we recommend annual check-ups, as well as consults if you’re worried about your rabbit’s health. Rabbits are vulnerable to infectious diseases and illnesses one example is dental disease, which can cause a wide range of problems for your pet. We would advise you on vaccinations as well as external and internal parasite prevention.