Hop into Health: The importance of Rabbit Vaccinations

March 21, 2024

Rabbits are adorable companions, but like all pets, they are susceptible to certain diseases that can impact their wellbeing. According to AllPets Vets, the most effective ways to protect your furry friend is through vaccination.

In this article, we’ll explore the significance of rabbit vaccination, the common diseases they are at risk of, and why it’s essential to book a rabbit vaccination appointment with our veterinary practice in Prestatyn and Rhyl right away if your rabbit is overdue or hasn’t had one yet.

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Why vaccinate your rabbit

The team at AllPets Vets wholeheartedly agree that rabbit vaccinations are a vital aspect of responsible ownership, providing several benefits for your furry friend:

  • Disease Prevention: Vaccination helps protect rabbits from infectious diseases that can be challenging and often impossible to treat once contracted.
  • Longevity & Quality of Life: By preventing diseases, rabbit vaccinations contribute to a longer and healthier life for your rabbit.
  • Community Health: Vaccinating your rabbit not only safeguards their health but also helps prevent the spread of diseases within the rabbit community in Prestatyn and beyond.
  • Peace of Mind: Knowing that your rabbit is protected against common diseases brings peace of mind, allowing you to enjoy your bond with your pet without unnecessary worry.
  • Cost Effective: Vaccinations are also the most cost-effective approach to your rabbit’s healthcare as disease prevention often costs less than treating illnesses and their potential complications.

Common rabbit diseases & vaccination guidelines

At AllPets Vets, our vets know only too well the devastating prognosis of these two killer diseases:

Myxomatosis:

Myxomatosis is a viral disease transmitted by fleas and mosquitoes. It causes swelling and discharge around the eyes, nose, and genitals, leading to severe illness. Vaccination against myxomatosis is essential for all pet rabbits.

Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (RVHD):

RVHD is a highly contagious and often fatal viral infection that affects the liver and other organs. There are two strains of RVHD – RVHD1 and RVHD2. Vaccination against both strains is recommended to ensure comprehensive protection.

Don’t delay, book a rabbit vaccination today.

When to vaccinate your rabbit

  • Initial Vaccination: Rabbits are typically vaccinated against myxomatosis and RVHD from around 5-6 weeks of age.
  • Booster Vaccinations: After the initial vaccination, rabbits require regular booster shots to maintain immunity. Booster schedules may vary, so ask our Prestatyn and Rhyl team to help you ensure your rabbit stays up-to-date with vaccinations.

Book a Rabbit Vaccination appointment

To help ensure your adorable companion enjoys a happy, healthy, and hop-filled life, protect them against these deadly contagious diseases now. Book a rabbit vaccination appointment with our veterinary practice in Ffordd Pendyffryn, Prestatyn and Rhyl.

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