Vaccinating your rabbit during the Covid-19 pandemic

Rabbits require one annual vaccination which covers three life-threatening rabbit diseases; myxomatosis and RHVD 1 & 2 (Rabbit haemorrhagic viral disease strains 1 and 2).

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Rabbits require one annual vaccination which covers three life-threatening rabbit diseases; myxomatosis and RHVD 1 & 2 (Rabbit haemorrhagic viral disease strains 1 and 2).

Find out more about these diseases and the importance of vaccinating your rabbits here

COVID-19 changes for rabbits, and what you can do 

All local practices have been instructed to reduce all general appointments and to only deal with emergencies. This is all down to the pandemic and this delayed lots of pet vaccinations, however, as its been a year since this all started, veterinary practices have been able to adapt in the current situation and have worked out how to help clients.  

If your veterinary practice is currently not offering vaccinations, a few basic steps you can do to help keep your rabbits safe against myxomatosis include using mosquito nets around their enclosures, and discussing with your veterinary practice flea treatment options. If you have been out to get supplies, ensure you change your clothes and footwear, and wash your hands thoroughly before interacting with your rabbits to help reduce the chances of VHD.  

You might want to check on your vet’s website or Facebook page to keep up to date. 

You, your rabbit, and COVID-19 

You might be worried about your rabbit and Covid-19 and there may be lots of questions racing around in your mind. So, we’ve put together a useful guide (link to new article) to help you. 

Need advice? 

If you are still concerned about your rabbit or any other pets at this time, please do not hesitate to contact us.