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Keeping a pet rabbit healthy
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Rabbit advice: How to keep your rabbit healthy

There are lots of ways to help keep your rabbit in great shape

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Bursting with health

Everyone wants their pet to be happy, healthy, and to live as long as possible. The best way to guard against illness and injury is to give your rabbit a healthy everyday lifestyle – one with a great diet, plenty of exercise, and lots of care, cuddles and love.


Prevention is always better than cure, and vaccination will give your rabbit protection against nasty diseases like myxomatosis and rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD). If you have a baby rabbit, it can be vaccinated once it is five weeks old. If your rabbit is older but hasn’t been vaccinated, it makes sense to contact Vets4Pets to find out more.

Common diseases

Not all of the common diseases in rabbits are life threatening, but some can be very dangerous and you should look out for any signs that your pet isn’t its usual self. Symptoms to look out for include lumps, discharges, weight gain or weight loss, swellings, changes to eating or toilet habits and so on. If you spot any of these – or anything else unusual – contact Vets4Pets.

Regular attention

Getting your rabbit vaccinated doesn’t only protect against some life-threatening diseases. It also helps make sure that your pet gets checked over by an expert at least once a year, as you will need to take your animal to the vet for its annual booster jab. It’s a great opportunity to talk about health and wellbeing issues and pick up some extra advice.