Rabbits do not require routine worming like other domesticated species (cats, dogs) unless they are showing symptoms of disease.
Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD)
We recommend that Rabbits are given an annual vaccine to protect against Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Disease.
This can be given via a single subcutaneous injection from 6 weeks of age.
NEUTERING (Female - Speying, Males - Castration)
DIET & HOUSING
During the warmer months it is best to follow these simple steps to prevent fly strike occurring:
Check your rabbit's bottom every day
Ensure that your rabbit does not have any diarrhoea, urine scalding or a general mucky rear-end.
Apply a fly repellent (Rear Guard) every 10 weeks. Please contact us if you would like our nurses to help apply the treatment.
Contact the surgery IMMEDIATELY if you are concerned your rabbit has fly strike.
Rabbit are very social animals and find it stressful living alone. Where possible they should always live in pairs or small groups.
We recommend that all rabbits are neutered to prevent unwanted pregnancy but more importantly due to the well documented diseases observed in unneutered rabbits.