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Rabbit Awareness Week

What is RAW?

Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) is an important week for rabbits. 

Over the past 12 years animals charities, companies, vet practices and owners have made it the biggest and best campaign about rabbit care and welfare in the UK!

During the RAW week thousands of vets practices across the UK offer free health clinics for local rabbits and their owners. So it doesn't matter if your rabbits have never been to the pracrice before, it's the perfect opportunity to get them health checked by the experts!

Together we aim to improve the lives of the UK's rabbits and stop them getting a RAW deal!

From June 2nd-10th 2018 we are offering Free Health Checks for bunnies with our team of RVNs - just call 01525 373329 to book your bunny's slot!

In addition there's a £10 discount off Rabbit Vaccines to encourage folk to get their pets covered.

Move away from Muesli

In 2018 RAW is raising awareness around the risks of feeding muesli to rabbits. The RAW website

is hosting the Move Away from Muesli pledge – an online charter gathering the

signatures of veterinary professionals, retailers and rabbit owners who are supporting this

year’s campaign.

Peer-reviewed research, published by the University of Edinburgh, demonstrated that rabbits

fed on muesli diets will often selectively feed which can increase the risk of serious health

issues, including:

- Dental Disease

- Obesity

- Reduced faecal output potentially leading to gut stasis

- Uneaten caecotrophs (sticky droppings) potentially leading to flystrike

Despite the associated risks, the PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report 2017 found that 25% of

rabbit owners are still feeding their rabbits muesli, equating to ‘280,000 rabbits being fed a

harmful diet.

Please sign the pledge and spread the word.

More on Rabbit Health

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