Rabbit Vaccinations

Vaccination information for rabbits and bunnies

Why does my rabbit need vaccinations?

If you’re the lucky owner of rabbits, you need to beware of the two main diseases affecting our beloved bob-tailed furballs – Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease and Myxomatosis. Vaccinations against these are crucial for keeping your rabbit safe and maintaining their quality of life.

  • Cat Flu – can be described as being similar to human flu which affects the respiratory system. Two common viruses, Feline Herpesvirus (FHV) and Feline Calicivirus (FCV), are responsible for most cases of Cat Flu and symptoms include:

     

    • sneezing
    • sore eyes
    • a runny nose
    • coughing

     

    In general, cat flu can last up to 10 days. Due to the many strains of Cat flu out there it’s impawsible to prevent the disease but annual vaccination is the best method of prevention. Our easivac offers lifetime protection for your cat. Sign up online!

  • Feline Infectious Enteritis, FIE, (also called Feline Parvovirus or Panleukopenia Virus) causes severe damage to the lining of the intestine and also travels via the blood to the bone marrow and lymph glands. It is a very serious, highly contagious virus which sadly has a high mortality rate. Infected cats experience sudden, severe diarrhoea and vomiting.

  • Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV) is a virus that attacks the cat’s immune system, and is the most common cause of cancer in cats. Symptoms of the disease can develop over time and signs include:

     

    • progressive weight loss
    • fever
    • poor coat condition
    • inflamed gums

     

    Currently, there’s no treatment for feline leukaemia, so vaccination is vital.

  • Chlamydophila Felis is an infection of the eyes which causes conjunctivitis. The infection can affect all ages of cats but is especially prevalent in kittens. Symptoms include:

     

    • runny and sticky eyes
    • sneezing
    • nasal discharge


    Chlamydophilia can be treated with antibiotics but we recommend vaccinating against it to prevent infection.

Did you know?

That our easivac and 365 Pet Care Plan include the RVHD1 & RVDH2 vaccinations? So if you’re looking for an affordable treatment plan to care for your bunny rabbit check out our two rabbit friendly healthcare plans here.

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