Rabbits should be vaccinated against two deadly diseases, Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Disease. These are both killers but can be vaccinated against. We have a new vaccine for rabbits which combines the VHD (Viral Haemorrhagic Disease) and Myxomatosis vaccination in one injection. This lasts one year, unlike the old Myxomatosis vaccine which had to be done every 6 months!
The vaccination course includes a full health check with the vet and lots of advice about caring for your new arrival! We are happy to offer this health check free of charge as soon as you have got your rabbit, to help give you peace of mind that everything is as it should be and then continue with the vaccination itself the following week.
A new strain of VHD, called RVHD2, has been identified in rabbits in the UK since 2016. It is on the increase and it is not protected against by the normal annual rabbit vaccine. The British Veterinary Association, British Small Animal Veterinary Association and the Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund (RWAF) recommend the use of a new vaccine once each year to protect pet rabbits from RVHD2. You can view more information on RWAF website. The injection must be given at least 2 weeks after your rabbit’s normal annual vaccination, which is still required.