RAW 2022 shares ‘Room for Rabbits’ message

Organizers of Rabbit Awareness Week (27 June to 1 July) have announced a wealth of initiatives around this year theme “Room for Rabbits”. Room for Rabbits follows research that 38% of vets think rabbits’ environment is the most neglected welfare need, while the PDSA Animal Wellbeing Report 2021 found that half (49%) of all UK … Read more

Ep 71: Raising awareness of rabbits’ environmental needs, with Suzanne Moyes

Now in its 16th year, Rabbit Awareness Week 2022 is taking place from 27 June to 1 July. The event is backed by the Rabbit Awareness Action Group (RAAG), which comprises some of the UK’s largest animal welfare organizations and charities, and is led by Burgess Pet Care. This year’s theme is “Room for rabbits”, … Read more

Encephalitozoon Cuniculi (E. cuniculi) in Rabbits

Did you know that rabbits are the third most popular pet in the UK?

As SQPs, a rabbit’s health is something we advise our customers on all the time; whether it’s promoting products for disease prevention (and subsequently advising our clients on the best products to use and the dosage rates) to discuss parasite control as an important step in helping to keep rabbits healthy and to avoid any other significant health problems, such as against blowfly, mites, fleas and worms (with some of these parasites zoonotic to humans). But in rabbits, there’s only one internal parasite we really tend to focus on.

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Can rabbits be house-trained? – Vet Help Direct

Rabbits are a popular pet in the UK – the PDSA Paws Report estimated there are around 900 000 pet rabbits! Despite them being so popular their needs are sometimes not well met, and issues with diet and husbandry are seen. Something we are seeing more often now is indoor rabbits. Rabbits can live, in the correct conditions, both indoors and outdoors.

For those wanting to have indoor rabbits there are a couple of considerations. Once you have decided that an indoor bunny is for you then another important question to ask; can rabbits even be house trained?

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Feline intestinal parasites

The unique lifestyle of cats means we must consider their requirements for worming treatments differently to that of dogs. For example, some cats live entirely indoors and therefore have a low risk of exposure to roundworms (Toxocara catifor example) and tapeworm (such as Taenia taeniaeformis). It is also important to consider the zoonotic risk of … Read more

Indoor life for outdoor animals – reducing stress for small furries

Indoor keeping of rabbits and guinea pigs is extremely common and, in the case of guinea pigs, it is rare to see animals genuinely kept outside. This is marked change from the situation just a couple of decades ago, when most animals were still kept outside. So, have these prey species been adapted sufficiently to … Read more