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    How to keep pets safe this Christmas

    6 ways to keep pets safe this Christmas Christmas is a time for fun, festivities and family. Whether your home is going to be crowded with guests over Christmas or empty because you’ve gone visiting relatives, you will need to keep an extra special eye on your canine or feline friend to make sure he…   Read More »

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    Great was to treat your dog this Christmas

    5 ways to treat your dog this Christmas While you’re frantically doing your Christmas shopping this year, spare a thought for the furry friend in your life. That little guy who never asks anything from you, never moans when you get home from work late or when you don’t have time to cuddle. Christmas is…   Read More »

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    Reasons not to get a pet for Christmas

    4 big reasons NOT to get a pet for Christmas It can be very tempting to get an adorable puppy or kitten for that special someone in your life, but if you’ve decided to give the gift of a pet this Christmas, you should think again. There are lots of reasons why this is simply…   Read More »

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    Viral Haemorrhagic Disease

    Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD) is a highly contagious viral disease that affects rabbits. All rabbits are at risk, even indoor rabbits. The virus is spread by direct contact between rabbits (both wild and pet rabbits), as well as by indirect contact via people, clothing, shoes, inanimate objects and fleas. The incubation period is up to…   Read More »

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    Snuffles

    Snuffles is the term given to upper respiratory tract infections, usually related to Pasturella sp bacteria. The condition is highly contagious. What are the signs? runny nose – discharge from the nose, may also be seen on the paws as they try to wipe it away runny eyes – tear stained fur on the cheeks…   Read More »

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    Rabbit Nutrition

    Feeding your rabbit the correct diet is vital to their health – research has shown that most of the common diseases that rabbits suffer from can be prevented by feeding them a healthy diet. Feeding the incorrect diet can result in; overgrown teeth and dental disease obesity sore eyes and conjunctivitis gut stasis fly strike…   Read More »

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    Neutering Rabbits

    Rabbits are very social animals, and should be kept as a pair. The ideal combination is a spayed female (doe) and a castrated male (buck). Males Males should be castrated if they are to be kept with entire females (although see below), or are being kept with other males and there is fighting. Un-castrated males…   Read More »

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    Mites

    Cheyletiella sp also known as ‘Walking Dandruff’ is a fur mite that causes mild dermatitis in the rabbit. The mites are transmitted either by direct contact with another infested animal or from contaminated bedding or hay (the female mite can live off the host in the environment for several days) What are the signs? The…   Read More »

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    Rabbit Housing

    “A hutch is not enough!” Rabbits are not designed to live in a confined space. Hutches were originally used by the Victorians when they kept rabbits in backyards as a source of cheap meat, and were housed on a short term basis while they were fattened up. Under the Animal Welfare Act 2006, rabbit owners…   Read More »

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    Dental Disease in Rabbits

    Rabbits teeth grow continuously throughout their life; this applies to both their incisors (front teeth) and molars (back teeth). In fact, their incisors can grow at a rate of approximately 2mm a week! The normal length is maintained by the wearing action of the upper and lower teeth working against each other. Sometimes, these teeth…   Read More »

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