Diseases

Recognising the signs of potential ill health in your rabbit is important in helping keep your pet in peak condition.

Knowing when to call your vet for advice and treatment could also help save your rabbit’s life in an emergency. Your vet will also be able to advise you on how regular check-ups and vaccination can protect your pet against potentially fatal disease. Diseases and danger signs to be aware of include;

Myxomatosis is a serious and often fatal disease spread by blood sucking insects including the rabbit flea, typified by swollen eyelids and swellings to the face and head. Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease (RHD) is also often fatal with early signs including fever, lethargy and bleeding from the nose.