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Rabbit Awareness Week, 1st-9th June 2019
This year we are asking all rabbit owners in the UK to make sure that their rabbits are vaccinated against Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease and other fatal diseases.
There is a load of very useful information on the fantastic Rabbit Awareness Week website www.rabbitawarenessweek.co.uk
Find out more and download the handy Rabbit Health Booklet!
Top Tips for keeping your rabbit healthy:
- Take your rabbits for a vet health-check every 6-12 months, or as recommended by your vet
- Check daily that your rabbits are eating/drinking and toileting normally
- Keep an eye out for any change in behaviour
- Check your rabbits daily for signs of ill-health
- Check they are moving/running normally
- Run your hand all over them to feel for lumps, bumps, wounds or wetness or any signs of flystrike
- Check your rabbits’ nails weekly to check they are healthy and not too long
- Check your rabbits’ teeth weekly. If their teeth look abnormal, they have watery eyes, there is drool, partly-chewed food or weight loss then you should take your rabbit to the vets
- Make sure your rabbits have plenty of space to run around and housing high enough so they can stand up fully
- Rabbits are social animals so make sure you keep your rabbit with at least one other friendly rabbit
- Check you rabbits’ weight and body condition score once a month