Pause rabbit sales over abandonment ‘crisis’, RWAF urges

The UK’s leading rabbit welfare charity is calling for an immediate pause on the sale of new rabbits following an unprecedented rise in the number being abandoned. Rescue centers and charities are all reporting a surge of abandoned and mistreated rabbits, and the Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund (RWAF) believes the scale of the problem … Read more

How can I tell when my rabbit’s pain isn’t controlled anymore?

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Rabbits are the third most popular pet in the UK and can make wonderful companions. Sadly, just like us, they can experience pain. While it generally has a protective function, if left uncontrolled it can seriously impact an animal’s quality of life. What can we do to make sure our bunnies have the best quality of life they can?

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Group unveils latest practice in £350k project

An expanding independent veterinary group has unveiled its latest practice in County Durham. Harrison Family Vets has invested £350,000 in the site in Stockton-on-Tees, where six staff have initially been recruited. The practice is the group’s fourth to open since its launch in the summer of 2021, following facilities at Woodley near Reading, Kingswinford, West … Read more

Bonding in pet rabbits: what have we learned?

Imagine answering the telephone to an owner who is in tears. Their two dogs have fought in the house and the injuries are terrible. You advise them to bring the dogs in as quickly as they can. When they arrive, it is obvious that the injuries are too severe to be surgically repaired. Surprised and … Read more

Are rabbits really ‘exotic’?

According to PDSA [PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report 2022], rabbits are the third most popular pet in the UK behind dogs and cats. With an estimated 1.1 million pet rabbits in the country, that’s about a tenth of the population of pet dogs and cats, which hover around the 9 to 10 million mark. So, … Read more

Winter fears prompt RSPCA appeal for new foster carers

The RSPCA has launched an urgent appeal for new pet foster carers amid fears the current animal welfare crisis will only get worse through the winter. The charity said it is already paying out around £26,000 a week for private boarders to look after hundreds of rescued animals that it cannot accommodate. Rehoming rates are … Read more

Behavior problems in rabbits

Guen Bradbury emphasizes the importance of working with owners to understand and resolve issues in these popular pets. This article was originally published in Own Times 52.44 (November 1, 2022). The UK has 1.5 million rabbits. In a recent survey, 43% of those rabbits showed at least one behavior that the owner did not like. … Read more

Giant rabbits ‘bred for meat’ looking for new homes after Northumberland rescue | Animals

Dozens of giant rabbits – one of which weighs as much as a jack russell terrier – are looking for new homes after being “bred for their meat” on an allotment. The RSPCA rescued 42 Flemish giant rabbits in Ashington, Northumberland, which were found living in “dreadful conditions in cramped hutches, where they had been … Read more

Vets4Pets practices join new pet food donation program

Vets4Pets clients are being given the chance to help pets in need following the launch of a new food donation scheme. The initiative is being trialled at six Pets at Home stores across the UK, including four with Vets4Pets practices on site. Bosses said they plan to expand the scheme to more stores in the … Read more