Vaccinating Rabbits Near Dudley
Rabbit Vaccinations near Dudley, vaccinations help to protect your rabbit from severe infectious diseases. It also prevents them from passing anything nasty on to other animals in your area. Vaccinating your rabbit is one of the most important things you should do in your first few weeks as a rabbit owner.
Rabbit Vaccination Costs
Yearly Vaccination £30
Rabbit Health & Rabbit Vaccinations near Dudley
Regular Health Checks for your Rabbit are essential for keeping them healthy. Once you get to know your rabbits, you’ll notice if they seem under the weather, are not as active as usual or even if their fur is not quite right. All of which can be an early sign of health problems. If you’re worried about your rabbits’ health, contact your vet for advice and help.
Our vets recommend taking these simple steps to help keep your rabbits healthy:
- Register your rabbits with a vet.
- Make sure they are up to date with their vaccinations each year and make sure they are neutered – this will help to prevent some really serious illnesses and allow them to live together in pairs and groups happily.
- Keep a close eye on their teeth and nails. If they appear long, contact your vet straight away.
- Monitor their weight and body condition regularly.
Health Care Packages for Rabbits near Dudley
We offer health care plans for your rabbit. These allow you to spread the cost of preventative veterinary treatment, such as regular health checks, annual vaccinations and flea and worm treatments.
Silver Starter Package
• Single Vaccination
• Health exam with a vet
• 5 Weeks Insurance
Rabbit £32.00 add Flea & Worm + £7
Gold Starter Package
• Full Vaccination Course
• Health exam with a vet
• 5 Weeks Insurance
• Bag of starter food
• 10% off neutering
Rabbit £45.00 add Parasite treatment £50.00
Add Rear guard to any rabbit pack for + £26
Rabbit Vaccination FAQs
WHAT VACCINATIONS DO RABBITS NEED IN THE UK?
Rabbits require vaccinations to protect them against:
Rabbit (Viral) Haemorrhagic Disease (R(V)HD) Myxomatosis
R(V)HD strain – R(V)HD2
All of which these diseases are often lethal and cause severe suffering in rabbits. The vaccines recommended and available for rabbits, including Annual protection against myxomatosis and R(V)HD, are provided by combined immunisations. Rabbits can be vaccinated as early as five weeks of age. At 10 weeks old, you’ll additionally need a single, distinct vaccine to defend against R(V)HD2.
Trusted Vets for rabbit vaccinations? Call 01902 766 905 for our veterinary clinic near Dudley
HOW LONG AFTER A VACCINTION CAN A RABBIT GO OUTSIDE?
Your rabbit’s first vaccinations should be when they are around 5-7 weeks old, following that initial vaccination a yearly protective booster vaccination will protect them from dangerous and sometimes fatal viruses and diseases they are prone to.
After your rabbit’s first vaccination, it will be fully protected after 3 weeks and able to go outside, and then protection remains as long as the boosters are given.
Interested in rabbit vaccinations? Call 01902 766 905 for our veterinary clinic near Dudley
WHAT DISEASES ARE RABBITS VACCINATED AGAINST?
Give protection for your rabbits against life-threatening diseases. Vaccines are available to help protect your rabbits against:
Myxomatosis is a severe disease that affects rabbits. It’s caused by a virus that attacks the eyes, skin, lungs, liver and genitals. Sadly, there is no cure for myxomatosis and it’s often fatal. Myxomatosis spreads via wild rabbits, mosquitos and fleas – the best way to prevent it is by vaccination.
Rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) 1+2
Viral Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease (also known as RVHD, RHD and VHD), is a nasty virus that targets rabbits, attacks internal organs and causes internal bleeding. RHD is fatal in most cases. RHD spreads via rabbit-to-rabbit contact (often wild rabbits), in the air and also via insect bites. There are two types of RHD viruses: RHD1 and RHD2. Vaccinate your rabbits against both RHD1 and RHD2 to protect them fully. Sadly, these diseases are almost always fatal but vaccinations can protect your rabbits.
Fortunately, your bunny can be safeguarded against life-threatening diseases with an annual vaccination – by getting an injection against these diseases every year, you know your rabbit is up-to-date with the very best protection.
Vaccinations are quick and simple, and before your bunny is vaccinated it will also receive a full health assessment. This is a vital opportunity for the vet to detect any visible health problems that may be developing, to discuss any concerns you may have about your pet, and to make sure you have all the information on the best care for your rabbit.
Keeping your annual vaccination appointment every year is really important for both you and your rabbit. If you would like any more information on vaccinating your rabbit, get in touch.
Call 01902 766 905 to book your rabbit vaccination at our veterinary clinic near Dudley
DO INDOOR RABBITS NEED VACCINATIONS?
Absolutely Yes, Indoor or House Rabbits are also susceptible to life-threatening infections and viruses even if they are kept indoors. Diseases can be spread through the rabbit’s hay, bites from fleas, or other insects that are brought into the home either from shoes or clothes.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS FROM RABBIT VACCINATIONS?
As with all vaccinations or medications they can cause side effects, most side effects from vaccinations are rare and mild and will most often resolve themselves as with humans, within 24-48 hours. Similar to our mild side effects rabbit’s side effects can include – low energy, low appetite, or raised, heated or swelling around the injection site.
We are always available for advice if you feel your rabbit is suffering from any of these symptoms.
HOW DO VACCINES WORK?
Vaccines contain viruses and other infectious agent variances that are either weakened or dead. When an animal gets vaccinated, the body’s immune system responds by developing a protective mechanism in the form of antibodies. If the animal is later exposed to the actual sickness, the antibodies will prevent the disease from developing. With just one or two injections, modern vaccines provide protection against various diseases. It is important to remember, however, that immunisations do not provide lifetime immunity, so that is why regular booster doses are advised.