Unfortunately, we have seen a lot of cases of myxomatosis recently and we would like to take a little time to talk about what you can do to make sure your bunnies are well protected!
Myxomatosis is a serious disease that is endemic to the wild rabbit population in the UK, and it is caused by a very contagious virus that can easily find itself in your bunnies. It can be transmitted by blood-sucking insects, such as fleas and mosquitoes as well as by contacting with infected rabbits or their bowls/beddings.
Sick rabbits may become lethargic and will develop characteristic swellings around the eyes, face, ears, lips and genital area. Unfortunately, it’s usually fatal!
Good news: There is a vaccine that protects your bunnies and there are also several other ways to make sure insects aren’t bothering your pets.
Not sure if your rabbits are adequately protected? Give us a call and schedule an appointment with us!