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Rabbit Awareness Week: 9th May – 17th May 2015.

Rabbit Awareness Week is an annual national campaign aiming to raise the profile of rabbits as pets and encourage owners to seek good advice on rabbit nutrition and healthcare. There are estimated to be around 1.7 million rabbits kept as pets in the UK. There are many different breeds and varieties, varying in size, body shape and personality. Rabbits may live up to ten years, sometimes even longer.

During Rabbit Awareness Week veterinary practices, rabbit rescue centres, pet shops, rabbit owners and other bunny lovers help to raise awareness of rabbit welfare with the aim to give all pet bunnies the best possible living standards.

Even if you think your rabbit is perfectly fine, it is still worth becoming involved and gaining all kinds of up to date advice on rabbit care. In 2015, there is particular emphasis on encouraging all owners to have their pet rabbits vaccinated against Myxomatosis and Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease: two very nasty diseases that cause a lot of suffering and which are usually fatal. After the recent mild winter, the incidence of Myxomatosis locally is already higher than usual!

From the 1st - 31st May 2015, Valley Vets are offering FREE ‘Bunny MoT’s’ with our nursing team and also 20% off the combined Myxomatosis/ RHD vaccination, with a full health check by our veterinary team. If you would like to book your bunny in for a FREE ‘Bunny MoT’ or a vaccination and health check with a vet, please contact our reception team.