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 practice 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 1st-9th 2019 we are 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.
Protect & Prevent
This year we are raising awareness around Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease 2 (RVHD2). RVHD2 is a new variant of RVHD1 and is often fatal.
Many rabbits in the UK are not vaccinated against this deadly disease and are therefore at risk. This year we are asking all rabbit owners to make sure that their rabbits are vaccinated against this and other fatal diseases.
The RAW website is a great resource for information about RVHD and other fatal diseases for rabbits. RVHD has reported across the UK including our area. Because the infection can prove fatal very quickly many people are unaware that their pet has suffered a preventable viral infection when they die.