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Rabbit Health

Give your bunny a long and happy life

  • Keeping your rabbit fit and healthy is vital to ensure a long, happy and fulfilling life. Rabbits can be prone to some health issues which can prove challenging to treat, but can often be easily prevented if you know how.
  • Good care, appropriate feeding and other appropriate measures such as vaccination are key. Health checks give us the opportunity to evaluate your pet's teeth, weight, skin and general health. Catching a problem early can often make all the difference.
  • Rabbits should have a large run to exercise in and, as they are very social animals, never be kept on their own.
  • Vaccination against RHD and Myxomatosis is recommended
  • Most of a rabbit's diet should be good quality hay or grass. They should not be fed on mainly pellets.

More about Rabbit Health

Flystrike in rabbits 

Flystrike occurs when flies lay eggs on wet and dirty fur around the rear. The eggs hatch into maggots which then cause tissue damage. Flystrike can be fatal unless caught early.

Prevention is key:

  • check your rabbit twice daily for a wet or dirty back end - clean and dry as needed.
  • use Rearguard to prevent egg development
  • Talk to our team about your rabbit if they regularly have soft poo or a dirty back end.

Join our Paws Club and Rearguard is included as well as annual vaccinations and discounts.

More about RAW  from the RWAF 

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