RABBITS

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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Rabbits & Winter

Rabbits & Winter As winter arrives, we all start to think about turning our central heating on. It's really important though, not to forget Britain’s third most popular pet who often lives outdoors and is exposed to the cold weather- pet rabbits! Although rabbits have some adaptations that help them to survive during cold months,…

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Top Rabbit Feeding Tips

Top Rabbit Feeding Tips Rabbits are hungry little animals! They need constant access to water throughout the day and a pile of hay as large as they are, sometimes they may even want more! Rabbits will never eat more hay than they need, even if there are leftovers. Even if they did, the excess hay…

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Diet and nutrition advice for your rabbit

Diet and nutrition advice for your rabbit One of the major contributing factors for illnesses in rabbits is poor feeding regimes. Rabbits are herbivores and need a nutritious, balanced and interesting diet. We recommend a feeding ratio of the following: 80% roughage 15% greens 5% pellets Coloured fruit and vegetables such as carrot or apple…

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Dental Care for rabbits

Dental Care for rabbits Dental problems in rabbits are quite common. The majority of people are aware that rabbits have four large incisors (front teeth) but you may not realise that behind their upper incisors are two tiny incisors. These are know as the peg teeth. Rabbits also have six upper and five lower molars…

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