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22 09, 2016

Rabbit Vaccinations and Calicivirus

By |2020-07-21T13:30:10+12:00September 22nd, 2016|Rabbits, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rabbit Calicivirus Disease (RCD), also known as RHD (Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease), or HVD (Haemorrhagic Virual Disease) is a highly infectious and usually fatal disease that affects wild and domestic rabbits. The virus was illegally introduced to New Zealand in 1997 to control the wild rabbit population on farms. TRANSMISSION: Transmission of RCD occurs by direct contact with an infected animal, or contaminated objects or organisms. Rabbits acquire RHD through oral, nasal or conjunctival pathways. Urine,

11 03, 2016

Hopping mad about Rabbits?

By |2020-07-30T12:00:48+12:00March 11th, 2016|Companion Animals, Rabbits, Uncategorized|6 Comments

We love Rabbits, they make intelligent, friendly and quiet pets! They live on average for 7-10 years and so may still be with you when the kids leave home! Rabbits need a diet high in fibre to maintain a healthy gut. They also produce cecotropes, a type of dropping rich in nutrients. These are eaten daily & play a vital dietary role! 15% of their diet should be fresh greens and pellets are more of a daily treat, as

14 07, 2015


By |2020-07-30T12:00:48+12:00July 14th, 2015|Companion Animals, Rabbits|0 Comments

It's Winter and many of us are looking forward to a trip to the snow and warm nights in front of the fire. So spare a thought for your outdoor pets who may not be as enthusiastic about the Winter months as we are. These few simple weather-proofing steps may help make the season more bearable for our cuddly outside friends. Check leaky homes: Inspect your hutch to ensure bunnies and guinea pigs are not

4 07, 2014

Rabbit calicivirus and vaccination

By |2020-07-30T12:00:48+12:00July 4th, 2014|Rabbits|0 Comments

The rabbit calicivirus disease (RCD), also known as haemorrhagic viral disease (RHVD), is a deadly disease that kills rabbits. This virus was illegally introduced into New Zealand in 1997 to help control the population growth of rural rabbits in South Island areas but is now widespread. It is thought to be carried by insects and flies as well as by breathing in the virus, and through direct contact with infected faeces or urine. Your pet rabbit

2 04, 2014

Arthritis – not just an old dog problem

By |2020-07-30T12:00:49+12:00April 2nd, 2014|Arthritis, Cats, Dogs, Kitten, Rabbits|0 Comments

If you have told yourself your pet is “just getting old”, then your pet needs to be checked out in a veterinary consult. A reduction in exercise or activity levels is not a sign of age – it’s more likely a sign of disease. One of these is arthritic disease which can cause your pet to be less physically active simply because exercise causes them pain. But why should your pet suffer, especially when there

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