365; 11th August Photo 40To celebrate Rabbit Awareness Week (23-29 May), we are offering free health checks for rabbits from 23 May- 23 June. Your rabbit can receive a full health check and we can discuss how to look after them and prevent common problems. Please telephone the surgery for an appointment.

Now is also the time to vaccinate your rabbits. Rabbits need to be vaccinated against two very serious diseases; Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic disease. Both these disease are preventable by vaccination. We are offering 10% off all rabbit vaccinations for 23 May – 23 June.

Myxomatosis is a serious viral disease of rabbits which is prevalent in wild rabbits in this country. It is spread by blood sucking insects, such as fleas and mosquitoes, so it can affect both outdoor and house rabbits. It causes swelling of the ears, lips, anus and genitalia and most rabbits with the disease will die.

Viral Haemorrhagic Disease causes sudden death from internal bleeding and most infected animals die very quickly, either with no warning at all or only a short period of illness.

We look forward to seeing you and your rabbit at the surgery soon.