Rabbits should be vaccinated yearly against a number of deadly diseases.
Puppies and kittens need extra vaccinations at a young age, followed by yearly boosters. When your pet comes in for a vaccination they will receive a full health check by one of our vets. We can only vaccinate a healthy animal.Rabbits are vaccinated against:
Rabbits are vaccinated against:
- Myxomatosis (this is caused by a Poxvirus which is spread by insect vectors like the rabbit flea and mosquitoes. In the acute form, death ensues within 10 days usually due to a secondary lung infection. A chronic nodular form which causes cutaneous “myxoma” or nodules on the ears, nose and paws has a 50% survival rate. In high-risk areas, a six-month booster should be given).
- Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (caused by a Calici virus this disease causes sudden death in unvaccinated rabbits over two months of age. The acute form causes muscle tremors, laboured breathing, convulsions and death within 1-2 days. Bleeding from the body orifices is common. This is a highly contagious disease with no treatment in affected rabbits).
Young rabbits can be vaccinated from 8 weeks of age. Yearly boosters are recommended to keep your rabbit healthy and safe.