Vaccinations For Rabbits
Why do I need to vaccinate my rabbit?
As a responsible pet owner, you want to make sure that your pet stays fit and healthy. Keeping your rabbit up to date with their vaccinations is vital to provide immunisation and protection against many life-threatening diseases, many of which have no cure.
When do I need to vaccinate my rabbit?
Rabbits should be vaccinated against myxomatosis every 6 months. This is a particularly nasty disease affecting rabbits and it has caused a lot of fatalities. In Wirral, there have been a high number of cases and sadly we have seen many rabbits suffer as a result of this. Although a vaccinated rabbit can still catch myxomatosis and develop some symptoms, having the vaccination will minimise the risk to your pet and in the majority of cases they will make a full recovery. You should also give your rabbit an annual vaccination against Viral Haemorrhagic disease. This is given 2 weeks after the myxo vaccine.
What major diseases do we vaccinate rabbits against?
- Myxomatosis (6 monthly)
- VHD Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (Annually)
If you have any questions are unsure if your pet requires a vaccination, please contact the surgery and we will be happy to help.