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10 signs that your rabbit is under the weather

10 signs that your rabbit is under the weather 1. Not moving around, sitting hunched up This can be a sign of several different problems with your rabbit. There may be nothing else to see, but your rabbit needs veterinary attention as many conditions are fatal if not treated urgently. 2. Loss of appetite, looking…

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How to fulfil your rabbits' needs

How to fulfil your rabbits' needs Rabbits may seem like a low-maintenance pet but it is important to ensure that you are meeting their needs. We outline here the major welfare requirements that should be fulfilled for all rabbits. If you want to know more, the vets at your local Healthy Pet Club practice will…

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How to keep your rabbits active

How to keep your rabbits active With the warmer weather upon us, it is great for your pet rabbits to be outside and active. Of course, they should have enough space to be active all year round, but now is a good time to think about what they need in the way of outdoor housing.…

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Moving house with your rabbit

Moving house with your rabbit Routine and familiarity are important for rabbits, so moving house can be particularly stressful for them. Our article gives you advice on how to move successfully with your pet. If you have any concerns, either before or after the move, contact your local Healthy Pet Club practice for advice. Overheating…

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Prevention of flystrike in rabbits

Prevention of flystrike in rabbits Flystrike is an extremely painful and potentially fatal condition that can occur, seemingly without warning, in the warmer months. This article summarises how to prevent flystrike and what to do if your rabbit is affected. If you would like more advice, don’t hesitate to contact your local Healthy Pet Club practice…

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Travelling with your rabbit

Travelling with your rabbit Rabbits are best left at home, but sometimes they need to be transported – moving house and veterinary visits are obvious examples. Travelling can be stressful for your bunny so, in recognition of Rabbit Awareness week (2nd-10th June 2018), the team at your local Healthy Pet Club practice have put together some…

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Reducing the risk of overheating in rabbits

Reducing the risk of overheating in rabbits If we get too hot we can cool off by sweating – and hot dogs can cool off by panting. Rabbits, in contrast, can neither sweat nor pant. When combined with their thick fur coat, this puts them at risk of overheating. Also known as ‘hyperthermia’, overheating in…

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Vaccinating Your Rabbit

Vaccinating Your Rabbit Pet rabbits are susceptible to 2 serious diseases, both of which cause intense suffering. One of these diseases – rabbit viral haemorrhagic disease (RVHD) – is almost always fatal. Recovery from the second disease – myxomatosis – is rare, and affected rabbits are often euthanised. However, you can protect your rabbits from…

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Checking For Lumps and Bumps

Checking For Lumps and Bumps Lumps and bumps may be caused by a range of diseases. Some of these are of little consequence to your pet but others are potentially serious. It is important to catch the serious ones early and get them checked out by your vet because early treatment can make all the…

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Keeping Your Rabbits Weight in Check

Keeping Your Rabbits Weight In Check Is your rabbit looking a little tubby? Like us, rabbits probably exercise less and get a few extra treats during the winter months and – like us – may well gain a little weight as a result. That extra weight could put a strain on the cardiovascular system, make…

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