Rabbit care: Diseases

Caring for your rabbit

Diseases

Recognising the signs of potential ill health in your rabbit is important in helping keep your pet in peak condition.

Knowing when to call your vet for advice and treatment could also help save your rabbit’s life in an emergency. Your vet will also be able to advise you on how regular check-ups and vaccination can protect your pet against potentially fatal disease. Diseases and danger signs to be aware of include;

Myxomatosis is a serious and often fatal disease spread by blood sucking insects including the rabbit flea, typified by swollen eyelids and swellings to the face and head. Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease(RHD) is also often fatal with early signs including fever, lethargy and bleeding from the nose.

Rabbit care

Birch Vets Oxton
21 Birch Road, Oxton

Monday-Friday, 9am - 6.30pm
Saturday: 9am-11am
Sunday: 10am for emergencies

Call us on 0151 652 3284 (24hr number)

Birch Vets Moreton
46 Upton Road, Moreton

Monday-Friday, 9am - 10am
Saturday: 10am-11am

Call us on 0151 677 6872

Birch Vets Thingwall
527 Pensby Road, Thingwall

Monday-Friday, 9am - 10am, 4pm-5pm

Call us on 0151 648 8488